Starplayer Special

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Solid-Body Construction

Contoured body made from Alder. Solid-Body constructions deliver instant response, a lot of attack and sustain and perfect feedback resistance. Alder is a versatile tone-wood known for its bright voice and versatility.

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Multi-Tone Control

The Multi-Tone pot enables you to filter specific frequencies out of the pickup signal while also splitting the coils. It operates from a tactile middle stop position of the tone pot giving you both, a regular tone-blend and also a coil-tap.

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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 all done by hand that eventually makes all our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.

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The most affordable Starplayer yet

The Starplayer Special combines a variety of different approaches to form an instrument which is both high quality but also affordable. Its Alder body is contoured for premium looks and playability and then fitted with a bolt-on maple neck. This combination presents exceptional sound and clarity which brings sweet thick tones and long sustain. Our bolt on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard deliver a distinctive attack and clarity not usually associated with this body type.

The Starplayer Special delivers everything you need from a good instrument.

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Premium Pickups

The Starplayer Special brings premium pickups no different from all other Duesenbergs.

The mounted GrandVintage pickup - in combination with the slightly higher output CrunchBucker - delivers penetrating and powerful rock sound. The Multi-Tone control extends the possibilities beyond that with endless blend options and singlecoil tones.

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For the colorful

The Starplayer Special comes in a variety of different colors that set it apart from the crowd. You can chose between two opaque, two metallic and two sparkle colors.

All variants feature a satin-finished maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The headstock front is always finished in high-gloss black.

Neck
Type: Bolt-on 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: Black
Body
Type: Solidbody, Alder
Top: Contoured
Dimensions: 44 x 32.5 cm - 17.32" x 12.6"
Height (sides): 4.5 cm / 1.8"
Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Aged white
Finish: PUR lacquer. Back and sides Trans-Black.
Hardware
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Tulip" buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg Aluminum Stop Tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Hardware color: Nickel
Strings: Duesenberg Custom 10/50 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Electrics
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg CrunchBucker
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 Multi-Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Accessories
Case: Premium Line Road Case (not included)
Tools: All required allen keys (included)

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Instruments we created in collaboration with artists around the world. Designed for their individual needs, but made for everyone.

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.

Chambered

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.

Solidbody

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

Full Hollow

Full hollow construction for a lot of moving air and distinct classic tone and response. Exceptional tonal character that is well fitted for clean and crunch use.