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Imperial

The Duesenberg Imperial throws open the door to a time when rock was still celebrated “around the clock”, a time when jazz cats were starting to grease their hair and think about finding new sounds. This classic hollow body guitar with its deep sides and double f-holes is both a jazz and a rock’n’roll/rockabilly instrument. At the same time, however, it insists on exerting its own entirely unique character. 

The greatly-appreciated Duesenberg pickup assembly with a Domino P90 and a Grand Vintage humbucker is here enhanced by our “Mid-Shift” twang pot, which extends the range of our already impressive Duesenberg sound spectrum. Marking the end of an all too mellow, pre-fab jazz sound, the Imperial is assisted by a highly functional Deluxe Tremola – here, of course, with a lengthier bar.

New: The Duesenberg Imperial D-Tron! 
D-Tron humbuckers are built in the most sophisticated way to deliver just that typical sound you'll know from Chet Atkins or Brian Setzer. The two medium level resistance coils are fitted in humbucker housings, while the thick Alnico magnet delivers high output and sparkling treble response. 

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Specs

Neck
Type: traditionally glued in
Wood: 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: D
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: saturn-shape pearloid
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 650 mm / 25.6"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Headstock: black veneer (trans-orange), matching color (red-burst)
Body
Type: arch-top jazz guitar, bent sides, f-hole
Top: laminated spruce
Back, sides: laminated flamed maple
Size: 51,5 x 41 x 9 cm / 20.27" x 16" x 3.68"
Binding: cream, 5-layer purfling
Pickguard: transparent
Finish: PUR lacquer. Back and sides trans-black.
Hardware
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg steel saddle bridge
Tremolo: Duesenberg Deluxe Tremola
Strap pins: Kluson Multi-Lock
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
Electrics
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Domino P-90 
Pickup (middle): -
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Grand Vintage Humbucker
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 mid-shift, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
Accessories
Case: Custom Line case (included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included)

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Chris Rodriguez, einer der Top-Gitarristen in Nashville, spielt für Keith Urban and Kenny Loggins. Chris checkt alle Pickup Kombinationen der Imperial durch und führt uns vor, wozu "Big Doozy" fähig ist...

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