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Used Archtop Guitars


Dusenberg: STARPLAYER

(Item ID: STARPLAYER    Serial#: 160709)

House Brand STARPLAYER Starplayer TV Custom

Though Dusenberg guitars have been on the scene since the ‘90s, these distinctive Art Deco themed instruments have garnered a lot of attention and respect in recent years. The company prides itself on using very high quality components in the construction of their instruments, and this is particularly evident when one examines the bridge hardware, tuning machines, pickups, and tremolo, which are all made directly by Dusenberg and certainly give credence to the notion that Germans engineer things very well. The Dusenberg-made D-Tron pickups have both body and definition (though they definitely echo some Gretsch-like tones), but we are particularly impressed with the inventive switching circuit that allows the player to blend in the middle pickup—very cool! From retro Art Deco aesthetics to new tonal horizons, this Starplayer TV Custom has a lot to offer and would make a great addition to any electric guitar stable. This guitar is used; but, according to its former (and original) owner, it was almost exclusively used in the studio. Subsequently, the guitar is in outstanding condition with minimal playwear. It has been freshly setup for 11’s in our repair shop and is ready to rock!

From the Dusenberg Website:

“The Starplayer TV Custom is a semi hollow, three pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 647mm scale. Building up on the original Starplayer TV design, the Custom features spruce for the top. The translucent blackburst finish on the back slightly shows the flamed maple back and harmonizes perfectly with the deep high-gloss black finish used on the entire instrument. The three pickup layout makes the Custom stand out amongst all other Starplayers. A robust and easy to use 3-way pickup switch allows you to select either bridge, neck or a combination of both pickups, while our Multi-Tone Pot lets you blend in the middle pickup in any desired position. While acting as a blend option, the Multi-Tone Pot also works as a regular tone control. Both functions are seperated by a middle stop in which the pot clicks in softly, waiting for you to decide what to do.

All instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates. All our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for. Additionally, our Diamond Deluxe Tremola proved to be one of the best of its kind, providing buttery operation and outstanding tuning stability. The Starplayer TV Custom is available only in High-Gloss Black and features custom gold plated hardware everywhere on the guitar. It has been one of our most desired instruments since its introduction.”

Specifications:

• Semi-hollow Body with Center “Sustain Block”
• Laminated Arched Spruce Top with F-holes
• Laminated Maple Back and Sides
• 1-piece American Hardrock Maple Set Neck
• D-shape Neck Carve (.8” Depth at 1st Fret, .95” at 12th Fret)
• Indian Rosewood Fingerboard with Pearloid Dot Inlays
• 1 21/32” (42mm) Nut Width
• 12” Fingerboard Radius
• 22 Jumbo Frets
• Steel Dual Action Truss Rod
• Crθme Binding 5-ply Purfling
• Black & Gold Pickguard
• Black PUR Lacquer Finish
• Gold Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" Buttons
• Gold Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
• Gold Dusenberg Deluxe Tremola
• Gold Duesenberg Standard Strap Buttons
• 3 Duesenberg D-Tron Pickups
• 1 volume, 1 multi-tone, 3-way pickup selector
• SN. 160709 (PLEK # DU18885)
• Ameritage Arch Top Case Included
• 7.86 lbs. (used)

Our Price: $2295.00

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