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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Starplayer

In 1995 the world was introduced to the original Duesenberg Starplayer.

Over the years this iconic model has developed into one of the most impactful new lines within the music industry.

Today the Starplayer TV spends countless hours in studios and stages around the world, with legends like Mike Campbell, Joe Walsh, Ron Wood, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Johnny Depp, Chris Cornell, Dave Stewart and many others placing the Duesenberg Starplayer TV into the history books.

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STARPLAYER TV 25th ANNIVERSARY GOLD & SILVER LEAF EDITION

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf and Silver Plated Hardware

In celebration of this historic milestone, we are releasing a very significant version of the Starplayer TV. The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, is finished in a striking 24 carat Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf accents on the sides and neck as well as on the inside of the guitar. All topped off with elegant silver plated hardware.
 This Limited 25th Edition is exclusive to just 25 pieces worldwide.

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25.5" SCALE

Our custom 25.5" scale length enables tight bottom end and wide frequency response while still being a breeze to play. Our genuine 10/50 factory strings are expertly fine tuned to perfectly match these characteristics.

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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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Semi-Hollow Construction

Semi-Hollow guitars deliver a unique and open response that cannot be compared to a Solid-Body instrument. Our specialised construction additionally blocks most feedback and keeps you going even on high gain levels.

Vibrato unit of the Duesenberg Starplayer TV 25th Anniversary Gold Leaf

DIAMOND DELUXE TREMOLA

Our 25th Anniversary Gold Leaf edition is fitted with a custom silver plated vibrato unit.

The Diamond Deluxe gives you the best tone while being lightweight. Heavy duty needle and nylon bearings give you the highly responsive Duesenberg feel when using the vibrato arm. The arm itself can be turned freely for 360° and can be adjusted to your preferred angle and length. The strings are simply guided through the holes in the bar underneath the arm-axis and can be lead to the tuners without any hassle.

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THE 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 that 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.

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GERMAN SILVER

The quality of the components in a pickup is vital when it comes to delivering the best tone possible right from the start. You cannot get back what is lost here. That is why we use a special material called German Silverfor the baseplate and cover. It's the only material that does not have a negative effect on frequencies transmitted by the pickup.

We also use a very specific insulated wire that we get from an old German copper wire factory. The coil is wound slowly, simulating a hand winding to give the pickup all the natural imperfections that make it sound great. The result is an extremely wide and defined frequency output that doesn't limit you or what you want to do.

Headstocks, front and back, of the Duesenberg Starplayer TV 25th Anniversary Gold Leaf

Z-TUNERS

WE BELIEVE TUNING YOUR INSTRUMENT YOURSELF IS AN IMPORTANT MOMENT BEFORE ACTUALLY PLAYING IT.

Duesenberg Z-Tuners are specifically made to give you a super smooth and precise feel when tuning. They also allow you to elegantly hide the end of the cut-off string inside the tuner shaft so it's not damaging your case, gigbag or fingertips.

Maintenance-free life - guaranteed.

Output jack of the Duesenberg Starplayer TV 25th Anniversary Gold Leaf

SILVER HARDWARE

All hardware on this instrument is silver plated.

You will find the geometrical three steps in almost every part on our instruments, from the curves on the headstock to the shape of the output jack. Silver has a beautiful clear and bright shine that ages naturally over time.

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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.

Neck
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: Gold Leaf
Body
Type: Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Top: Laminated spruce
Back, sides: Laminated flamed maple
Dimensions: 46 x 34 cm / 18.11" x 13.38"
Height (sides): 4.5 cm / 1.8"
Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Black/Gold Custom
Finish: Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, PUR Clear-Coat protected
Hardware
Tuners: Custom Silver plated Duesenberg Z-Tuners
Bridge: Custom Silver plated Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Vibrato System: Custom Silver plated Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola
Strap pins: Custom Silver plated Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Hardware finish: Silver plated
Strings: Duesenberg Custom 10/50 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Electrics
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Domino P90
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker
Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Accessories
Case: Custom Line Case (included)
Tools: All required allen keys (included)

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Artist Alliance

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.