The Starplayer Phonic is an incredible looking guitar not matter what style of music you're into. In every other sense, it's a classic Starplayer TV which is the flagship model for Duesenberg. The 'Phonico' pickups are in fact the same pickups found on the Starplayer TV (with the Grand Domino P90 in the neck and Grand Vintage Humbucker in the bridge) with a different look.
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 brining 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 apointments that are not often found anywhere else.
Starting off at the body you have a laminated spruce top on top of 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 can get 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 one perticular 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 Phonic is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric thinline guitar, featuring arched top and flat back, bent sides, gold plated hardware and a 648mm scale.
With the Starplayer TV Phonic in an all-over bright Venetian White we are continuing our vision of truly independent hardware design. As the first model in our Starplayer TV line it features our new spectacular "Phonico" pickup covers and the 4-way rotary pickup selector placed at the cutaway.
The Phonic comes with our celebrated set of a GrandVintage humbucker for the bridge and Domino P90 for the neck position. The new pickup selector allows you to choose between each pickup individually or two options of combining the two. The first option lets both pickups run freely without touching the frequencies, while the second option filters certain frequencies to give your tone a unique and even more defined character.
It is further equipped with a selection of world-class Duesenberg hardware such as the stunning Radiator Tremolo unit, the Steel Saddle Radius Bridge and effortless Z-Tuners for smooth and easy string changes and tuning.
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. The Phonic additionally sports our elegant Duesenberg Wing inlays on the fretboard and a luxurious pearl binding all around the guitar.
The Starplayer TV Phonic is available in a high-gloss bright Venetian White and it truly is a bold statement for individuality. We would be happy to make yours.
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. Back and sides white.|
|Color||Venetian White & Pearloid, 5-layer purfling|
|Neck Material||1-piece Maple|
|Neck Shape||D profile|
|Fingerboard Material||Indian Rosewood|
|Number of Frets||22 Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Duesenberg steel saddle bridge & Gold stop tailpiece with Radiator Tremolo|
|Tuners||Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons|
|Neck Pickup||Duesenberg "Phonico" Domino P-90|
|Bridge Pickup||Duesenberg "Phonico" Grand Vintage Humbucker|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone, 4-way Rotary Switch|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DTV-PC-VNW|