B-1191 Duesenberg (8.8lb)
This is a classic looking instrument. And playing. And sounding.
From Guitar Magazine:
Germany's Duesenberg is rapidly creating a unique place in the market. The Hanover-based company is making superb quality guitars that are very playable, have fabulous tone that is full of character and manages that difficult design trick of combining looks that catch the eye in a cool way, rather than a 'trying too hard' way. Duesenberg isn't the first guitar maker to chase the 'retro' image but it's probably the most successful and it has scored with professional players too, having won a list of big name users that some far longer established rivals must envy.
Back in GI 12, I reviewed a Duesenberg Fullerton and this time round I've been asked to look at a fine-looking Starplayer TV Custom in Black with gold hardware. Black and gold is always a good combo (think Les Paul!) and this guitar certainly gets noticed. It sounds very good too. The combination of the semi-hollow body and the D-Tron humbucking pickups delivers real character when amplified, and a character that isn't either Fender or Gibson-ish: it's something real different but very usable. I suppose would say slightly Gretsch-like, but it's all a matter of opinion and maybe that's suggested by the guitar's looks? Any guitar from any brand will only sound as good the player playing it, but there are certainly some nice tones to be had out of this one.