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 Duesenberg’s award-winning and versatile pickup combination comprising of the classically voiced GrandVintage humbucker and the thick and creamy Domino P90.
The Starplayer III comes in a Catalina Blue metallic finish featuring Duesenberg’s deluxe 5-ply cream binding and a transparent burst on the back that shows the flamed maple shimmer through the finish.
Duesenberg pickups are known for their distinct, clear and versatile tone that easily cuts through the mix from mellow jazz to supercharged rock.
Duesenberg’s 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.
Duesenberg’s clever Plek Process allows for an unusually 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, Duesenberg 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.
Duesenberg’s 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 is their promise to you that a Duesenberg will always feel great in your hands.
You will find the geometrical three steps in almost every part on Duesenberg's 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 that 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)
Shape: Medium D
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"
Inlays: Cream dots
Frets: 22 Jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
Scale length: 648 mm / 25.5"
Trussrod: Steel dual-action
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
Pickguard: Black Custom
Finish: PUR lacquer (polyester used on sparkle tops). Back and sides Trans-Black
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners
Bridge: Duesenberg Steel Saddle Bridge
Vibrato System: Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola
Strap pins: Duesenberg Standard (Straplock compatible)
Hardware color: Nickel
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)