2010 Duesenberg 440 Nashville Special 1 of 3 ID-4739
What would Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Keb' Mo', Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller, and Randy Khors have in common? They all play exquisite creations made by Dieter Goelsdorf of Duesenberg instruments!
In a unique way, Goelsdorf´s Duesenberg design consolidates the guitar construction, features, and tones which have written music history. The art deco style design of headstock, pickguard and metal components gives Duesenberg its own eye-catching look, while the body design bases on the old traditional Jazz guitars like were built from the 40s in Europe and in the USA. These design elements are combined with the best possible electric guitar construction values of the 50s: Grand Vintage Alnico pickups, classical Fender scale length plus a Gibson-like fingerboard radius.
The light weight plus comfortable position of controls of these stage and studio guitars provide a distinctive playing performance and handling for even the most demanding professional player.
All Duesenberg guitars are also being processed by another ingenious German creation... a "Plek" machine. By cutting the fret height and rounding the frets crown with a tolerance of 1/100mm for each individual neck, the fully computerized "Plek" system eliminates string buzz and gives the guitar a better feel as well as tone.
This 440 has quickly become "The Session Mans" tool of choice. This instrument is 1 of only 3 custom 440's created for Nashville session players. It has some very elaborate custom features including block mother of pearl fretboard inlays with triangular abalone accents. It features impeccable DP90 providing you that elegant glassy neck pickup along with a Stealth Humbucker in the bridge and it is equipped with a Piezo accoustic pickup. The body is laminated spruce top with flamed maple back and sides configured in a hollow body with sustain block and bent sides, finished off with a traditional set-in neck.You will see why this guitar feels like a smooth highway while you remain in perfect pitch.
This guitar also features Duesenberg's Diamond Deluxe Tremolo. The ball ends are simply put through the 6 holes underneath the roller, instead of putting them onto pins. This saves both time and nerves! When you deal with old tremolo systems you often run into so many issues from tuning to difficulties in stringing your instrument. The Duesenberg Tremolo guarantees the least amount of friction and maintaining the highest tolerances for your guitar. With their specially designed tailpiece and tremolo arm, your Doozy will stay in-tune and give you the sweetest tone with the fully adjustable tremolo arm.
Not many companies will take the time to build their own tuners for their product but Duesenberg has done just that with their classic and yet modern quick-thru Z-Tuner. The string can be pulled quickly thru' the tuner shaft, then the string end can be cut off as normal - but on the rear of the headstock - push the string end back a little so it disappears - then you tune as usual. Easy, fast stringing for sure! You can also use the DZT's in the regular accepted manner.
This 2010 Duesenberg 440 Nashville Special is in excellent condition with only a few small surface scratches and dents as shown in the detailed photos below. It has almost no fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Laminated Spruce
Back Wood: Flamed Maple
Nut Width: 1 21/32"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Inlays: Square MOP / Abalone Triangle Fretboard Inlays
Neck Wood: 1 Piece Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Radius
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Duesenberg steel saddle bridge / Aluminum stop tailpiece / Duesenberg Deluxe Tremola
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
Body Binding: Cream
Fretboard Binding: Cream
Headstock Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Metal Art Deco
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Duesenberg Logo
Neck Profile: D
Body Depth: 2.75"
Lower Bout Width: 16"
Body Length: 20.27"
Pickup(s): Neck: Duesenberg Domino P-90 / Bridge: Duesenberg Stealth Humbucker
Pickup Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
Case: Original Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Trussrod: Steel dual-action
Misc. 2: Semi-acoustic with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Misc. 3: Setup High E: 2/32"
Misc. 4: Setup Low E: 2/32"
Misc. 5: Weight: 8.6 lbs