Duesenberg Starplayer III – Catalina Red
FLAT SHAPE, DEEP TONE
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.
The Starplayer III comes fitted with our renowned Diamond Deluxe Vibrato unit. Known for its outstanding tuning stability, easy adjustability and effortless string changes, this Vibrato unit leaves nothing to be desired.
A Plek processed fretboard guarantees perfectly level frets. This is the basis for our fret polishing and setup work that eventually makes all our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.
FLAT TOP AND BACK
THE STARPLAYER III REVIVES THE ORIGINAL STARPLAYER DESIGN.
Its construction is based on the Starplayer TV design but features flat top and back for reduced body volume and improved handling on stage. It comes fitted with our award-winning and versatile pickup combination comprising of the classically voiced GrandVintage humbucker and the thick and creamy Domino P90.
DIAMOND DELUXE TREMOLA
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.
The Starplayer III comes in three elegant colors. A classic all over black and the two metallic finishes Catalina Blue and Catalina Red. All feature our deluxe 5-ply cream binding and a transparent burst on the back that shows the flamed maple shimmer through the finish.
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.
THE FRETBOARD IS TO YOUR MUSIC, WHAT THE HANDLE OF A BRUSH IS TO A PAINTING.
It says a lot about an instrument how much care was taken here.
Every single Duesenberg instrument is expertly pleked for buzz-free playability all throughout the fretboard. It is then carefully finished by hand and precisely set up by one of our professional luthiers. The luthier responsible also leaves his or her signature inside the instrument.
This all is our promise to you that a Duesenberg instrument will always feel great in your hands.
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.
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″
Type:Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Top:Laminated Spruce, flat top
Back, sides:Laminated flamed Maple, flat back
Dimensions:46 x 34 cm / 18.11″ x 13.38″
Height (sides):4.5 cm / 1.8″
Binding:Cream, 5-layer purfling
Finish:PUR lacquer (polyester used on sparkle tops). Back and sides Trans-Black.
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)