Duesenberg Starplayer TV – Blue Sparkle
TO THE STARPLAYER TV
YOU WERE BROUGHT HERE BY YOUR GOOD TASTE.
The Starplayer TV is a favorite of active artists around the globe.
Let us show you why.
»WHEN YOU PLAY A DUESENBERG
YOU QUICKLY FIND OUT WHY SO MANY ARTISTS PLAY IT.«
»I PLAY IT EVERY NIGHT.«
(Paul McCartney, John Mayer, Norah Jones)
»WHEN I START WRITING SONGS, I REACH FOR MY DUESENBERG FIRST.«
(Eurythmics, Super Heavy)
»DUESENBERG IS THE MERCEDES OF ALL GUITARS, FINELY TUNED AND ENGINEERED.«
BEAUTY. CLARITY. RELIABILITY.
THE STARPLAYER TV IS KNOWN FOR ITS CLEAR AND FLEXIBLE TONE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME IN ANY GENRE.
It wasn’t designed to do a specific job well. It was designed to bring something new to any table. It is for artists who don’t want to be restricted by their instrument and for those who are looking to create a voice of their own.
And the Starplayer TV brings a lot of tools to help you along the way.
Semi-Hollow with centerblock for a unique tonal response and improved feedback resistance.
The GrandVintage Humbucker and Domino P90 deliver maximum flexibility and an ingenious wiring.
The Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola is the pinnacle of modern classic vibrato design and reliability.
The longer 25.5″ scale length provides snappy response, defined bass frequencies and a tight feel.
Plek processed for an impeccable setup and comfortably low action without fret-buzz.
Our Custom 10/50 factory strings provide tight bass feel while keeping the high notes easy to play.
HEADSTOCK & TUNERS
THE ELEGANT HIGH-GLOSS BLACK 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.
Maintenance-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.
MAPLE & SPRUCE
The Starplayer TV brings a beautiful laminated spruce top. The neck is made from a single piece of maple and the stunning flamed maple back elegantly shines through the black burst finish on the back.
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
Back, sides:Laminated flamed maple
Dimensions:46 x 34 cm / 18.11″ x 13.38″
Height (sides):4.5 cm / 1.8″
Pickguard:Sparkle, Black/Gold Custom or nickel-plated brass (depending on the model)
Finish:PUR lacquer (Polyester used on Sparkle, Pearl and Pearloid tops). Back and sides Trans-Black, except for special models.
Bridge:Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Tailpiece:Duesenberg Aluminum Stop Tailpiece (non-trem models only)
Vibrato System:Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola (trem models only)
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)