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52 Senior

The 52 Senior joins seamlessly with the year 1952, widely known to be a very important one in the history of the electric guitar. It displays not only classic single cutaway styling along with many characteristic Duesenberg innovations, but it manages to get away with only one pickup – and very nicely, too! Single pickup guitars that, like the 52 Senior, have a vibration-friendly, wrap-around bridge invariably possess a special dynamic transparency. The 52 Senior scores additional points, too, thanks to ingenious wiring that essentially pulls three different high-quality sounds out of one pickup. Naturally . . . three steps ahead!

   Step 1: Fat and present, a typical P90 sound
   Step 2: Glassy, pearl-like, full-bodied (rhythm) sound
   Step 3: Bell-like and volumetric, the characteristic sound of a P90 neck pickup

The instrument’s mahogany body has resonance chambers that not only make the weight of the 52 Senior easy to manage, but provide it with a forward, unstifled sound. The mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard provide an earthy tone and feel, while the brass wrap-around bridge with its steel saddles enables immediate and precise transfer of vibration from strings to body. Z Tuners make for effortless and fast replacement of strings, and the contoured chrome armrest allows for more comfort while playing. 

The 52 Senior can be ordered also with an optional Duesenberg Little Toaster humbucker. It too delivers three distinct sounds that are even brighter and more brilliant than those of our standard equipment.

52 Senior Toaster DT


Type: traditionally glued in
Wood: 1-piece mahogany
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: D
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: pearloid dots
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 650 mm / 25.6"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Headstock: rosewood veneer
Type: solid mahogany with sound chambers
Top: arched solid maple
Size: 44 x 32,5 x 5,8 cm / 17.32" x 12.6" x 2.26"
Binding: cream
Pickguard: cream
Finish: PUR lacquer. Back and sides trans-black.
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg wrap-around bridge
Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
Extras: banjo-style armrest
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Pickup (neck):
Pickup (middle): -
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Domino P-90 or Little Toaster
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 tone (speed-pot), 3-way sound selector
Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included)


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After playing the Starplayer TV Sunburst for a few months I never thought I'd find something that would excite me as much but, and I love being proved wrong, the 52 Senior has now taken its place at the head of the line. It is absolutely a wonderful instrument. Solid, warm, bright when I need it, I love it as much as I could ever love any instrument made after 1967.

I used the Mando Guitar onstage for the first time last night. It's great!

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