Duesenberg DJP-SP Starplayer in surf green. These were a limited run model for the Japan market only, they never made it to a worldwide audience. Some of the 'bling' from a Starplayer TV is missing, but this was designed as a sharply-priced entrant into a crowded market. The appointments are nice: Duesenberg humbuckers with coil-tap, Kluson tuners, D-branded Bigsby style trem (but more stable, praise be!) all on a tasty semi-hollow mahogany body. The thin nitro surf green finish really does pop, what a stunning thing! The tone is classic Duesenberg: rich, warm, thick and yet defined, responsive and crystal clear. The standard German quality is on display here too, everything is exactly where it should be and the precision and detail in the build is outstanding. Duesenberg enjoys a cult following from those 'in the know', join the residents of tone-town now.
Model: Duesenberg DJP-SP Starplayer
Made: Germany, 2000 (best estimate, no serial on these)
Finish: surf green
Body: semi-hollow mahogany (centre block style)
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board
Pickups: original humbuckers, fairly low output
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's some scuffing on the back near the strap pin as well as some minor dimples and surface deep scratches around the back of the body and right on the end of the headstock. The front is pretty tidy with just the occasional dimple here and there. Chrome has a bit of aging, the pick guard has a few scratches. 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 been played, but wear is negligible, 9/10. What a killer!