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Bob Dylan signature Duesenberg???

74vibrolux

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It's listed on their website with "Coming Soon" as the only info. Anyone have news about this? I know he's become quite smitten with the Doozy as of late. But this is very interesting. I don't think Bob has ever had a signature guitar of any kind.
 

gnashville

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Funny story about that: I called Nathan Fawley @ Duesenberg one day last year and he didn't answer (which is odd for Nathan). He called back about ten minutes later and said "sorry I didn't pick up, but you'll never believe who I was talking to." Dylan. I told him that talking to Bob Dylan is one of the few acceptable excuses to not pick up my phone call. Ha...anywho. Apparently Mike Campbell let Mr Dylan play his (Mike's) signature model and Bob wanted one for himself, but was wondering if he could get one without Mike's signature on the pickguard. Nathan was happy to oblige. I guess that's what started the ball rolling.

I love catching up with Nathan because he always has a story about having just spoken to Billy Gibbons, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Keith Urban...etc. He lives in fantasy land...and I'm not just talking about Orange County.
 

74vibrolux

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I'm really anxious to see what his model ends up being like. Considering he's played Fenders almost exclusively for years, it's wild he's finally putting out a signature model through Duesenberg. He must really be digging those things. I know I love mine!
 

itkindaworks

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Just a signature harmonica, so far. This will be cool to see what they come up with, although not that many people chasing "that Dylan guitar tone".
 

74vibrolux

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Just a signature harmonica, so far. This will be cool to see what they come up with, although not that many people chasing "that Dylan guitar tone".
Don't underestimate the fanaticism of his fan base. The true Dylan freaks rival some Deadheads I know. They'll buy it just because.
 

Fingers

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The best thing is that when a Dylan sig. axe is finally appearing, it's an...electric.
So all the purists can be shocked & boo 'cause it's not an acoustic Martin. Too bad Hamer already has a lock on the model name Newport.
 

74vibrolux

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The best thing is that when a Dylan sig. axe is finally appearing, it's an...electric.
So all the purists can be shocked & boo 'cause it's not an acoustic Martin. Too bad Hamer already has a lock on the model name Newport.
Man ... that never even occurred to me. That man is a total freak in the best possible way. Absolutely no predicting anything he'll ever do. I love it!
 

Closed Eye

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Absolutely no predicting anything he'll ever do. I love it!
Really? Are you serious? Love & Theft, Modern Times, and Together Through Life all pretty much had a similar sound, and somewhat predictable, "Dylan" sound. I love his music, but he's the quintessential human/musical time capsule at this point in his career. You can't teach an old troubadour new tricks!

Although that comment is neither here nor there, as I am pretty stoked about the guitar myself! Pics would be fantastic!
 

drock5k

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Really? Are you serious? Love & Theft, Modern Times, and Together Through Life all pretty much had a similar sound, and somewhat predictable, "Dylan" sound. I love his music, but he's the quintessential human/musical time capsule at this point in his career. You can't teach an old troubadour new tricks!

Although that comment is neither here nor there, as I am pretty stoked about the guitar myself! Pics would be fantastic!
Very true. But given Dylan's history that means that we can expect something completely different for his next act. Perhaps some indie rock or hip-hop inspired. :rotflmao
 

B Vance

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I'm completely in love my Double Cat and have been since I got it. Plus, I've loved every other Duesenberg I've got my hands on, so I'm sure the Dylan will be no different. They should call it the Zimmerman.
 

74vibrolux

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I'm completely in love my Double Cat and have been since I got it. Plus, I've loved every other Duesenberg I've got my hands on, so I'm sure the Dylan will be no different. They should call it the Zimmerman.

I love the look of the Double Cats. Is it the same as my Starplayer TV with a more Ric inspired shape or are they totally different guitars? I'd hate to buy two of the same just for looks.

By they way ... Any relation to Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration?
 

B Vance

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I love the look of the Double Cats. Is it the same as my Starplayer TV with a more Ric inspired shape or are they totally different guitars? I'd hate to buy two of the same just for looks.

By they way ... Any relation to Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration?

The primary difference in the guitars is that the Starplayer has the arched top and back. I'd say the Starplayer has a much "woodier" quality to it than the Double Cat. Both can rock.

No relation to Bob Vance, and no I didn't buy Phyllis perfume made from real pine in metropolitan Orlando.
 




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