Duesenberg Starplayer TV Trans-Orange 2006
Duesenberg Starplayer TV, orange, made in Germany 2006. When we manage to score these, they never seem to last long! The Starplayer TV is Duesenberg's flagship and most recognisable model, and there's a whole lot of reasons to fall in love. This one is wearing a sweet Gretsch-esque trans-orange finish on the top, you can see the grain in the spruce peeking through. The gold sparkle guard adds a touch of glam; it mixes equal parts beauty and attitude. The neck is moderately slim and comfortably round, it's intuitive and friendly, and paired with the light body, the guitar is effortlessly playable. The build and finish quality is absolutely top-notch; if you're used to guitars like USA PRS or Custom Shop Fender, this easily fits into that league in terms of attention to detail and feel. The real magic is in the tone: this really does sound amazing. The neck P90 is thick, creamy, full and warm; it's got the perfect mix of brightness and fullness. The middle position doesn't integrate the full tone of the bridge humbucker; you get the Strat-esque spank of two single coils. The bridge HB is a delight: plenty of cut and growl, but a perfectly balanced smooth midrange that's never 'harsh'. This is a stupendous guitar, it's extremely easy to fall in love!
Model: Duesenberg Starplayer TV
Made: Germany, 2006 (serial 063860)
Body: laminate spruce top, laminate flame maple back and sides, semi-hollow centre block style
Neck: rock maple, rosewood board
Pickups: Duesenberg GrandVintage humbucker, and Grand Domino P90
Case: original Duesenberg hard case, very good quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of minor dents on the top, one near the 'D' logo and one above the F-hole. There's some minor marks on the end of the headstock, and the back has some light buckle rash, some scratches near the forward strap-pin and a chip near the rear strap-pin. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, but there's heaps of life left and basically no buzz, 7/10 for life left. Majesty!