Duesenberg / Starplayer TV Fullerton White / 2015 / White / Guitar For Sale
Even though this model's name alludes to the city in which Leo Fender set up his original factory, the Starplayer TV Fullerton owes much more to the Gretsch heritage with its double-cutaway semi-hollow body. Even Malcolm Young was impressed by this modern reinvention of a Duo Jet, which is the only non-Gretsch model with which he has agreed to be photographed during his 45-year career.
The pickup configuration is the now classic Duesenberg layout of a bridge humbucker and a neck P90. The hardware, right down to the knobs and pickup switch, is art-deco as can be. Duesenberg's vibrato is a very cool looking reinterpretation of the Bigsby, with a tuning stability that is second to none. Even the bar allows for a better vibrato experience than the original design. Finally, the Vintage White finish becomes that guitar shape, so much so that Dusenberg made it the only one available.
This 2009 Starplayer TV Fullerton belonged to Richie Sambora, guitarist in the band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013. He used it in the studio, and it bears his autograph as a keepsake of great musical moments spent together. Knowing Sambora's colossal talent, it is highly probable that this Duesenberg has already sang a few beautiful notes.
Matts Guitar Shop, France
In a milieu where desirable objects are generally locked away in a safe or behind glass, Matthieu Lucas’ collection is a refreshing exception to the rule.
He represents a new generation of guitar lovers, for whom music comes first and the sound is more important than the serial number. Like any fine collection, Matthieu Lucas’ one has a speciality: he tracks down instruments that have belonged to artists, from Jeff Buckley’s Telecaster to Tal Farlow’s Gibson, not to mention Spot - one of the few sunbursts to be found in France and which belonged to a certain Joe Bonamassa.
Through perseverance, Matthieu managed to open doors that are generally kept well shut and gained access to instruments that were not even supposed to be sold. And true to the principle that the love of music comes first, Matthieu is not the type to prevent a guitarist from enjoying his or her prized jewels.
Out of that desire to share, he finally created the Matt’s Guitar Shop showroom, a special place for selling and trading that gives Paris back its reputation for excellence in the area of beautiful guitars. Inspired and inspiring instruments, which continue to bring beautiful notes to the ears of music lovers.