Duesenberg Alliance Series Mike Campbell 30th Anniversary – Metallic Light Blue
Based on a Starplayer TV 30th Anniversary
When Mike Campbell played his Starplayer TV during the 2008 Super Bowl halftime break show with “Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers”, it immediately became a milestone for Duesenberg history and an icon around the world.
Mike has been a close friend ever since.
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS GUITAR
The Alliance Series Mike Campbell is based on our versatile Starplayer TV design. The entire instrument is finished in metallic light blue with added white twinstripes on top. The pickguard shows Mike’s signature.
THREE UNIQUE EDITIONS
Today, the Alliance Series Mike Campbell features three different instruments, two semi-hollow and one all-hollow that are directly fitted to Mike’s needs but created for everyone to enjoy.
The Alliance Series Mike Campbell comes in two different constructions. The smaller, Starplayer TV shaped instruments feature our versatile semi-hollow construction with a solid centerblock. The big-body Mike Campbell Hollow is all-hollow for a lot of moving air and feedback control.
All Editions come with our own premium pickups. The blue and green versions are fitted with our acclaimed set of pickups that combines the sharp tone of a bridge humbucker with the warmth of a P90 in the neck position. The red all-hollow version features two P90 pickups for a pure and raw hollow tone.
Just like all our instruments, the Alliance Mike Campbell receives our elaborate Plek treatment. A pleked fretboard guarantees perfectly level frets. This is the basis for our fret polishing and setup work all done by hand that eventually makes our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.
HEADSTOCK & TUNERS
THE ELEGANT MATCHING COLOR HEADSTOCK HOLDS OUR SUPER-SMOOTH Z-TUNERS.
These tuners are not only extremely precise and super comfortable to use, they also allow you to hide the sharp string ends inside the tuner shaft, so they don’t damage your case, gigbag or fingertips.
Service free life guaranteed.
NECK & FRETBOARD
OUR CLEVER PLEK PROCESS ALLOWS FOR AN UNUSALLY LOW ACTION WHILE STILL KEEPING ALL NOTES CLEAN AND CLEAR WITHOUT STRING-BUZZ.
The string-action, the height of the strings over the frets, can only be set low and comfortable if all frets are precisely the same height. To achieve that, we use the ingeniuos Plek machine that levels all frets with a precision of 1/100 of a millimeter. Each fret is measured and cut individually to achieve optimal playability of the instrument.
Our elaborate finishing work is done entirely by hand. Each fret is polished to perfection and all fretboard edges are carefully rounded off for a smooth feel.
This all is our promise to you that a Duesenberg will always feel great in your hands.
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 which 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.
DIAMOND DELUXE VIBRATO
MEET THE VIBRATO SYSTEM THAT HAS CHANGED THE IDEA OF WHAT A CLASSIC DESIGN CAN DO.
Buttery smooth action, reliable tuning stability and string changes that are a breeze are just the main aspects of our unique vibrato design.
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.
Proven daily on the stages of this world.
MOST OF OUR HARDWARE IS NICKEL FINISHED.
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.
When compared to regular chrome finishes, nickel has a beautiful warm and elegant sheen and ages naturally over time. It’s the way things were done before chrome became the standard. If you don’t want the hardware on your instrument to age, we recommend regular cleaning.
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.
ALLIANCE SERIES MIKE CAMPBELL 30TH ANNIVERSARY Metallic Light Blue
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)
Fingerboard:Indian Rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12″
Frets:22 Jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
Scale length:648 mm / 25.5″
Headstock:Matching body colour
Type:Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Back, sides:Laminated flamed Maple
Dimensions:46 x 34 x 7 cm / 18.11″ x 13.38″ x 2.75″
Height (sides):4.5 cm / 1.8″
Pickguard:Nickel, signed by Mike Campbell
Bridge:Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Vibrato System:Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola
Strap pins:Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Strings:Duesenberg Custom 10/50 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Pickup (neck):Duesenberg Domino P90
Pickup (bridge):Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker
Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Case:Custom Line case (included)
Tools:All required allen keys (included)