02-25-2013 07:24 AM
I'd like to know if you can explain to me the differences between the models Doozy Starplayer and C.C. The only thing I found is about the body size and the price...
- Is there any other thing that is relevant to know?
- Which one do you prefer?
Gonna buy this one:
02-25-2013 12:22 PM - edited 02-25-2013 12:23 PM
i dunno but thats a sharp guitar. doesnt joe walsh play one? they are twangy!
02-28-2013 05:57 AM
At first sight there doesn't seem to be much difference..so I would shoose the TV Special, it's cheaper and has the same components.
I bought one e few weeks ago (transparent orange) and it is far out the best guitar I own (and I have a few strats, godins..).
From the moment I opened the case (a beauty ) it was clear that Duesenberg guitars are a class apart. But not only the looks are spectacular, also the sound, playability and especialy the tremolo are just great. It stays in tune for hours.
Every guitar that leaves the factury has passed a so called 'plekmachine' that guarantees perfection (stringhight, frets, bridge, neck, nut..)
In Europe U.S. guitars are very expensive (especialy Gibson). But Duesenberg guitars are made in Germany, and like many other things (cars, hifi, amps..) made in G. they are very reliable and not to expensive for us Europeans. As I notice on price lists the starplayer sells at more than 2500 $. Well worth it, but nearly in the same range as Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, PRS..
Not an easy decision ...
02-28-2013 08:19 AM
From what I've been able to find out, Duesenberg guitars are made almost entirely in Korea. I tried a Fullerton Hollow model and it was very nice, but GC was asking $3300 for it. That's about $700 more than the price in Germany, so maybe they're shipped from Korea to Germany, the Germans do something cosmetic to make it a "German" guitar, and we pay that extra big chunk for a "European import." I thought that model would be a decent buy for about $2000.
03-05-2013 05:19 AM
I can understand that the difference between what you pay for the Duesenberg in the U.S. and in Europe is to big. I agree that 2000$ is a fair price for a Duesenberg Starplayer (thats about 1400 euro, what you pay here).
But four us it is the same, in Europ (Belgium where I live) we pay a lot (to much) for a Les Paul. From what I hear from lots of guitar technicians the quatity of new Gibson( and Fender) guitars isn't OK any more.
I don't care if the body of a Duesenberg is made in Korea. For me it is clear that Korean companies are equal to Japanese (where most of the Gretsch's are made) in lots of things (Samsung, KIA, LG) and the fact that the workers earn less than japanese ones doesn't implicate that the quality of their products sucks.What is see is what I get: perfect craftmanship and excellent components, a great sound and very reliable
So when I buy a guitar, I judge with my ears (and eyes), and I'm happy to buy a guitar like the Duesenberg that has at least the same quality as a Gibson, Fender or a Gretsch. For the same reason I bought 3 Godins (LGX, LGX3, 5th Avenue).
I have 2 M.I.A. strats (one orr. 68 and a 25th anniversary). I love them because they are superb instruments, not because they are M.I.A. I also like my Höfner CT Verythin (M.I.C.) for the same reason.
03-06-2013 05:17 AM
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