Introducing the Duesenberg Alliance Series.
We are proud that for the first model of this brand new Duesenberg Series we had the honor of working together with one of the most remarkable and influential musicians of our time. In alliance with Joe Walsh we developed an instrument which not only meets Joe’s requirements for tone, looks and playability but which is aimed to also fit the taste of many other guitar players out there.
The instrument features numerous different details connected to Joe’s style or history. The fretboard inlays spell his name in morsecode, referencing his passion for radio operation. Being a serious guitarhead himself, he also likes to mess around with the hardware of his guitars, often resulting in weird hardware finish mixes, so for this reason the hardware of the Alliance Joe Walsh is a mix of nickel and gold.
The instrument will be available in a beautiful classic Gold Burst or solid Black finish. According to the main colour, the instrument has a Fullerton Elite Style headstock front in either Gold Burst/Brown or Black/Pearloid. The Tibetian Knot on the top between both pickups is a symbol of very personal meaning to Joe which he also carries as a tattoo. The guitar features a thin body profile measuring only 3.5cm/1.37″, a regular Duesenberg mid D profile Neck and medium Jumbo frets. A Duesenberg Little Toaster pickup delivers transparent treble tone in the bridge position and the state-of-the-art noise-cancelling Duesenberg SingleTwin Singlecoil gives clear classic neck sounds in any situation. The guitars are equipped with our own Radiator Tremolo which we customized with a golden grill just because it looks so cool.
• Available in Gold Burst or Black
• Thin 3.5cm/1.37″ body profile
• American Hardrock Maple Neck
• Indian Rosewood 12″ fretboard featuring Morsecode inlays
• 650mm/25.6″ Scale length
• Flamed Maple Back and Sides, laminated spruce top
• Tibetian Knot Decal
• Duesenberg Radiator Tremolo (custom golden grill)
• Duesenberg Little Toaster Bridge Pickup
• Duesenberg HSC SingleTwin noiseless Neck Pickup
• Security Lock compatible Strap Pins
• Including Duesenberg Custom Line Guitar Case
written by Andrej Lillak
photos by Martin Huch