The Duesenberg Custom Shop presents a unique edition of our most popular model: The Starplayer TV Rusty Steel. It is designed to look like it was entirely build from metal in the 20's of the past century and left in the attic of an old building for decades until it was recovered and brought back to life. The Starplayer TV is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 647mm scale. Constructed the same way as our regular Starplayer TV, the surface on this Custom Shop Edition is coated with a thin layer of metal particles, which are then aged to achieve a unique rusty steel look. Since this process is entirely done by hand, every single instrument has its own special patina, making all of them a gorgeous one of a kind. Since we did not want the patina to rub off on your clothes, the metal layer is finally coated with a thin layer of semi-gloss clear lacquer. The patina, however, will continue to oxidize over time so your own personal story will add to the charm of the instrument. Of course, our proven Duesenberg pickup combination of our open GrandVintage humbucker and the creamy Domino P90 has also found its way into this instrument. As with all hardware parts on the Rusty Steel, the pickups are hand aged, as well. All our instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates. All of our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for. Additionally, our Diamond Deluxe Tremola proved to be one of the best of its kind, providing buttery operation and outstanding tuning stability. The Starplayer TV has become a gold standard for musicians around the world. With this Custom Shop addition, we are adding up on that legacy. We would be happy to make yours.
The distinctive arched spruce top and elegant flamed maple arched back has elevated the TV to one of the finest guitars in the world. Even being such a versatile instrument, it always retains its discreet character and enriches every type or style of music with its distinct Duesenberg sound. It will remind you of the time when Rock & Roll was still young.
The Starplayer TV guitar has a unique sound that you can't really get anywhere else. Part of this comes from its acoustic guitar inspired wood choice of a laminated spruce top with laminated flamed maple back and sides. This not only makes that guitar sound huge when unplugged but it also gives you a unique classic tone that works wonderfully for any clean or crunch tones. The neck is made out of a single piece of maple that is set into the body and carved to a classic 'D' shape. Finishing off the wood choices you have an Indian rosewood fingerboard keeping the playing slick and smooth.
If you have ever played a vintage guitar with a tremolo you will understand the tuning issues that plagued guitarists who dared to use them. Duesenberg were not happy giving you a guitar with a trem that was more pain that it was worth. So they went back to the drawing board and between this new trem and the Z-Tuners you will never have tuning issues again.
Duesenberg do not cut corners when it comes to building their guitars. From their custom made hardware to the wood choice and the craftsmanship that goes into bringing it all together they are hard to match. This guitar is part of their Artist Line and as such it is a bit more special than your standard Doozy with some unique appointments that are not often found anywhere else.
Starting off at the body you have a laminated spruce top paired with laminated flame maple back and sides with a solid sustain block running through the guitar. This not only gives this guitar an almost acoustic-like amount of dynamics but almost completely eliminates the feedback issues that you often find with hollowbody guitars.
The neck has been carved out of a single piece of maple into their signature D shaped profile that fits wonderfully in the hands without feeling too chunky or too thin. Topped off with Indian rosewood for the fretboard cut off into 22 frets at a 25.6" scale length. After you get your hands round this neck you will fall in love.
If you know Duesenberg you know that they want to control everything that goes into their guitars. This is to make sure that they can deliver the exact guitar they want at a great price and it also means that everything is made bespoke for the guitar you have. From the split shaft style Z-Tuners to their deluxe Tremola everything has been purposefully designed for performance and style.
Duesenberg are most famous for their unique iconic sound and a lot of that comes from their signature pickups. The Domino "Phonico" P90 and Grand Vintage Humbucker pickups are made by Duesenberg in house with components sourced by them and known to be of the best quality around. Everything from the wire to the magnets and even casings are all made out of top quality materials not found anywhere else so you can get the same blues rock sound that has captured a generation of players.
The Starplayer TV is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 648mm scale.
All our instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates.
All our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for. Additionally, our Diamond Deluxe Tremola proved to be one of the best of its kind, providing buttery operation and outstanding tuning stability.
Our Starplayer TV semi-hollow guitars are played by many of the top players around the world, and have become one of the staples within the music industry.
We would be happy to make yours.
|Body Type||Semi Hollow|
|Body Shape||Starplayer TV|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||Laminated spruce top with laminated flamed maple back & sides|
|Body Finish||PUR lacquer|
|Neck Material||1-piece Maple|
|Neck Shape||D profile|
|Fingerboard Material||Indian Rosewood|
|Number of Frets||22 Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Duesenberg steel saddle bridge & Nickel stop tailpiece with Deluxe Tremolo|
|Tuners||Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons|
|Neck Pickup||Duesenberg Domino P-90|
|Bridge Pickup||Duesenberg Grand Vintage Humbucker|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way Selector|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DCS-TV-RS|