Duesenberg presented the Custom Shop models with metal finish for the first time at the Musikmesse Frankfurt in 2013. The limited run was sold in a very short time. So it was only logical to bring out a series model.
The Starplayer TV "Rusty Steel" is based on Duesenbergs best-selling guitar model, the Starplayer TV. It is constructed and equipped the same way, with a P-90 Domino, a Grand Vintage humbucker and a Diamond Deluxe Tremola. Even though it looks like it's made of metal, the DCS-TV-RS is completely made of wood. The surface however is coated with a corroding metal lacquer, that is continuously oxidating and changing. But the rust won't rub off on your clothes, because it is covered by a thin matt finish. The pickguard is finished the same way.
All metal parts including the pickup covers are chemically aged. Although the surfaces look old and rusty, the inside is absolutely new and of best quality. The tremolo of the "Rusty Steel" always stays in tune - like all Duesenberg guitars do.
It’s not for nothing that the Starplayer TV is Duesenberg’s bestselling guitar. Its punchiness, open sound and robustness, the always in-tune Deluxe Tremola and perfect playability make the Starplayer a very versatile instrument. In addition, the Starplayer’s arched top and back bestows the guitar with a very stylish look. Even being such a versatile instrument, it always retains its discreet character and enriches every type or style of music with its distinct Duesenberg sound. This is proven by the many guitarists that come from all corners of the musical spectrum who chose this model.By now, The Domino P-90 neck pickup and the Grand Vintage Humbucker bridge pickup, an open and transparent sounding PAF-Type, have given the Starplayer TV its classic sound.