Used but barely played describes this 2017 Duesenberg Starplayer TV with a cool gold top finish – It has had one very careful owner since new, so a close detailed viewing is required to find any hint of previous use – Re-strung and set up with a set of 10-52 gauge strings and a sensible action – Complete with the deluxe Duesenberg case, which alone is around an additional £150 when you purchase a new guitar – Whole guitar weighs only 7lbs and 7oz
The list of guitar players who can now be seen playing a Duesenberg guitar is growing with Paul Carrack, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), Dave Stewart and Vince Gill, now joining the ranks of Doozie owners and players – Whilst the following players have now owned one for a while :- The Kooks (Hugh Harris), The Hooters (Eric Brazilian) Tom Bukovac, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), Placebo (Alex Lee), Mike Campbell (Tom Petty) as well as Ron Wood and Billy Gibbons, plus of course Mr Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp – Joe Walsh utilised a Starplayer TV on many tracks for his Analog Man album and has raved about it since – So if you are in the market for cool looking guitar, that is fun to own, delivers an excellent playing performance and that brings something different to the table, then the Duesenberg Starplayer TV could, or should, be top of your wish list
The semi acoustic body has an arched flamed maple back, with an arched spruce top, complete with f-hole – A central block still sits in the heart of the body, to assist with sustain and help to eliminate feedback – Equipped with a pair of custom wound and voiced pick-ups with a P90 style single coil in the neck position, plus a vintage humbucker in the bridge position – Pick-ups measure 5.49K neck and 8.20K, so more vintage territory, rather than modern hot – Both pick-ups utilise alnico magnets to provide plenty of warmth yet this pick-up combination along with the semi hollow body ensures the guitar has a natural crisp, full bodied and lively tone, which is even more noticeable when both pick-ups are on together (3 way switch in the middle position) for Duesenberg’s own blend of ‘twang’ – Fitted with chrome plated hardware including the Super ‘Tremola’ vibrato system, so another retro feature there for you – Sure the Doozie has taken some influences from Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Hofner Guitars, amongst others, but it still has its own character and art decor styling, furthermore it comes with a big red tick in the box marked ‘build quality’ along with a more modern playing performance than can not be found on many 50’s or 60’s based instruments – Please note, that all new Duesenberg Guitars are now supplied with a full Plek set-up, to further enhance the playing performance and this is a feature of this 2017 model
On clean amp settings the guitar leans towards the tones required for blues, rock ‘n’ roll, jingly jangly pop, country and Indie/Brit Pop styles, yet it will allow you to delve nicely into a jazz if required – Add a touch of overdrive for some great crunch rhythm tones or for those more simple, tuneful solos – As an overview and in my opinion, the Starplayer TV works better on clean and more subtle rock overdriven amp settings, as against saturating the amp with brutal levels of gain – A case of less is more, so you can fully hear the character of the guitar – Saying that, the Doozie is not short of body, punch and clarity, so on hi-gain amp settings, the bridge pick-up can really kick dirt on power chords and riffs – Think Foo Fighters on steroids – Click here to view the Starplayer TV specs and further info – Then click on the foot of the web page and you’ll see a host of video clips, plus sound clips to explore
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