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Duesenberg Starplayer Special For Sale for £850.00

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User Stumac Category Electric Guitars
Manufacturer Duesenberg Location Bedford
Model Starplayer Special Viewed 93 times
Date Listed 21-Jun-2018 Price £850.00 or nearest offer
Blue sparkle maple top on solid alder body. Bought new in 2009 as an addition to my collection so apart from checking it out when I bought it (and again today to ensure it still works as it should!) it has either been hanging in my music room or living in a gig bag and has only been played a handful of times. It has never left the house so no gigging. This guitar is almost mint with no marks or dings to the body top, neck or headstock (there are two minor scuffs on the back that wont photograph they are that small). (Note: I would only grade a guitar as mint if it was totally unused but this example has had so little use it is effectively just that). And, if I'm being really fussy, there is a small scuff by the volume knob and a a couple of small hairline scratches on the neck pickup surround. Set up with low action. Fully functional and unmolested. CASH on collection from Dunstable, Beds (3 miles from junction 11 on M1). Any questions, either phone me on 01582 609131 or email me on If you want more photos - just ask. Sensible offers considered.

NO SWAPS OR TRADES THANK YOU From the manufacturer: The Starplayer is a reproduction of the very first ‘92 prototype. The neck heel is set in traditionally but also bolted on with two strong power proof threaded machine screws. This junction combines both worlds of guitar construction while keeping the end of the neck covered by the body side as it ought to be realised in proper guitar building and design. Moreover that this new design creates a combination of overtones, sustain and attack not achieved by any guitars of the past. Bound arched solid maple top on US alder body (44 x 32.5 x 5.3 cm) 17.32” x 12.6 x 2.1” 22 frets, rosewood fingerboard Grand vintage ‘59 humbucker (neck) Crunch bucker (bridge) Tuneomatic bridge with steel saddles and stop tail in aluminium 3-way switch Master volume Master multi-tone


Neck Joint:



2-piece maple


42,5 mm / 1.67" (nut), 52 mm / 2.05" (12th fret)


21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)




Indian rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"


Pearloid dots


22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm

Scale length:

648 mm / 25.5"


Steel dual-action





Solid body, alder




44 x 32,5 cm - 17.32" x 12.6"

Height (sides):

4.5 cm / 1.8"






PUR lacquer. Back and sides trans-black.



Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Tulip" buttons


Duesenberg steel saddle bridge


Aluminum stop tailpiece

Strap pins:

Duesenberg standard

Hardware color:



Pickup (neck):

Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker

Pickup (middle):


Pickup (bridge):

Duesenberg CrunchBucker


1 volume, 1 multi-tone, 3-way pickup selector

The Starplayer Special is a solidbody, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring a contoured alder body, bolt-on neck and a 647mm scale.

The Starplayer Special combines a variety of different approaches to form an instrument which is both high quality but also affordable. Its Alder body is contoured for premium looks and playability and then fitted with a bolt-on maple neck. This combination presents exceptional sound and clarity which brings sweet thick tones and long sustain. Our bolt on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard deliver a distinctive attack and clarity not usually associated with this body type.

The mounted GrandVintage pickup - in combination with the slightly higher output CrunchBucker - delivers penetrating and powerful rock sound. The Multi-Tone control extends the possibilities beyond that with several additional singlecoil-like sound options.


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. And with the Starplayer Special, you get the same high quality hardware as on all our other instruments.

All our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for.

The Starplayer Special comes in many different opaque or sparkle colours which impart a rich visual identity and also a lefthand edition. It was first prototyped in 1992 and voted “Guitar of the Year” in UK in 2003. It is a long term classic in our lineup and has been the entry into the Duesenberg world for many Duesenberg users around the world.