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Rusty Steel TV

With the Rusty Steel TV, the Duesenberg Custom Shop brings you the ultimate experience in sophisticated craftsmanship.

Constructed in the same complex way as our regular Starplayer TV, the surface on this Custom Shop Edition is coated with a thin layer of metal particles, which are then aged to achieve a unique rusty steel patina.

Because this process is entirely done by hand, every single instrument has its own special look and details, that make all of them a gorgeous one of a kind.

Presenting the Custom Shop Rusty Steel TV:

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The Starplayer TV has become a gold standard for musicians around the world. With this Custom Shop special edition, we are continuing to add to that legacy.

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Semi-Hollow Construction

Semi-Hollow construction made from wood and finished with a real, magnetic layer of metal particles. Every piece is aged and processed by hand to achieve the unique Rusty Steel look.

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Premium Pickups

Features a special aged-nickel edition set of the GrandVintage Humbucker and Domino P90 that delivers outstanding clarity, tonal range and versatility in any situation. At home in any genre.

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Plek Processed

A Plek processed fretboard guarantees perfectly level frets. This is the basis for our multi-step fret polishing and setup work that eventually makes all our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.

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One of a kind.
Every single time.

The Custom Shop Rusty Steel TV is always aged by hand in a complex process that makes every single instrument unique.

It also brings everything else you need in a great instrument. The acclaimed set of Duesenberg pickups delivers unrestricted versatility for any genre or situation. A roadworthy construction created from spruce and maple makes this instrument a partner for life. And last but not least, the amazing Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe vibrato unit leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to bending chords.

Naturally, the Custom Shop Rusty Steel TV also receives our famous PLEK treatment in which all the frets are levelled by a CNC based system to achieve maximum comfort and playability during the setup work.

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Dream team!

Duesenberg Pickups are known for their distinct, clear and versatile tone that easily cuts through the mix from mellow Jazz to supercharged Rock.

Our creamy Domino P90 in the neck position and the classically voiced GrandVintage Humbucker at the bridge form an all-around dream team many have tried to replicate.
The acclaimed middle position of the Heavy Duty 3-Way Switch features a special wiring which filters certain low-end frequencies out of the humbucker signal. The result is an open, funky and extremely versatile addition to your pallet of tone.

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Made to hold something that lasts

A good case is one that's more sturdy than what's inside.

Handsome, laid-back and simply a good place for your instrument. Meet the Duesenberg Custom Line Cases. True flightcase quality, classically shaped, beautifully handcrafted and made to endure the most realistic and unrealistic abuses. It's a case you can just throw in the back of a car, train or airplane and won't have to worry about.

This instrument comes including the Duesenberg Custom Line Case as standard.

Type: Set Neck, 1-piece Maple
Width: 42,5 mm / 1.67" (nut), 52 mm / 2.05" (12th fret)
Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Shape: Medium D
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"
Inlays: Cream dots
Frets: 22 Jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
Scale length: 648 mm / 25.5"
Trussrod: Steel dual-action
Headstock: Custom metal finish
Type: Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Top: Laminated Spruce
Back, sides: Laminated Maple
Dimensions: 46 x 34cm / 18.11" x 13.38"
Height (sides): 4.5 cm / 1.8"
Binding: -
Pickguard: Custom metal finish
Finish: Custom metal finish
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners
Bridge: Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Vibrato System: Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola
Strap pins: Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Hardware color: Aged nickel
Strings: Duesenberg Custom 10/50 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Domino P90, aged
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker, aged
Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Case: Custom Line Case (included) 
Tools: All required allen keys (included)

Find your Duesenberg Instrument

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Semi Hollow

Bent sides and glued on top and back. Added solid center block. The classic construction. Semi-Hollow instruments combine the distinct tone of a hollow construction with the feedback resistance of a solid body. Extremely versatile.


A solid body that features big sound chambers for enhanced tone and weight reduction. Particularly characteristic tone somewhere between a solid and semi-hollow construction.


Made from a single slab of wood. Delivers instant response, a lot of attack and sustain and perfect feedback resistance.