Duesenberg Double Cat

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  1. B Vance

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    I think someone on this forum has a double cat.
    I myself have become obsessed with the new D-caster, the volume swell/trem switch is a pretty sick idea. Great looks too. Im pretty sure this is going to be a big hit this year if the price is right.

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    Man I want a Doozy bad. This one is sweet but those switches and my playing would have issues.
     
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    Giving this another shot...

    Hope someone has some details...
     
  6. SebiX

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    Hi!

    We are dealing with these guitars here in Germany working very very closely together with Duesenberg.

    So, do you have any precise questions on any of the models or more general questions? I´d be glad if I could help you!

    Yes, the Doozy is a very nice amp!
     
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    SebiX, I'd like to hear any news on the new lapsteel they're making.
     
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    Check out this video (in case you don´t know it yet)...

    here pretty much - the new "rail-capo" and multi-bender system - all is described and shown very well. Again, Duesenberg had some very nice and cool ideas!

    Unfortunately I don´t have an precise information on this instrument yet, as it hasn´t been introduced here in Germany by now...
     
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    Great video.
    I emailed duesenberg and they said the lap steels would be available in May.
    They don't have a firm price yet.
    Thanks
     
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    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    That lap steel is a must!!!
     
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    Yes, I can´t wait to see it next month at the Frankfurt Music Fair here in Germany (this fair is comparable to NAMM...)
     
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    I was so excited and set on this guitar but one year ago, I owned a Double Cat for - about an hour.
    Let me say first that it is a looker. It's between 7-8 pounds, pickups are terrific, neck is slightly fuller than the TV model. Trem is amazing design, holds the tune much better than my two Bigsbys. Workmanship is excellent.

    Well, here's my story. My guitar arrived in tune, "hand tested" by the dealer. The neck was set perfectly but frets 3-5 (and only these frets) were completely bottoming out on certain strings. Raising the bridge height only alleviated the problem when the action became too high. In 30 years of doing my own adjustments, I've never run into this and believe that there was a clear problem with the frets. The US dealer assured me that the guitar was perfect before shipping and this was a simple neck adjustment - not a fret problem - and I should just do the neck adjustment myself. The US distributor assured me that he'd cover anything "that came in faulty" but backed the dealer's assessment.
    I didn't feel I should pay to ship the instrument - both the dealer and distributor didn't believe I knew what I was talking about. The whole experience left a taste bad enough for me to just pack the guitar up and ship it back the next afternoon.

    So did I just get a lemon? I think probably. But I didn't get the service I felt was deserved of this purchase, and so I am not a Duesenberg owner. I felt bad for a while, sour grapes and all, but it made me look around, keep an open mind and I've found happiness elsewhere.
     
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    Tweeker,

    Thanks for the honest assessment. Sorry to hear about your experience.
     
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    Tweeker, I´m sorry to hear that! All I can tell about is the customer service in Germany and here it´s great (one reason could be that Duesenberg is a German company and we are in Germany but anyway :rolleyes:)...
     
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    Great company.
    (I'm in The Netherlands)
     
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    i've been told that the neck and body of all the Duesenberg guitars are made in Korea
    then assembled in Germany
    is this correct?

    see dealer's reply a few posts down
    they're NOT made in Korea
     
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    Huh? I thought they were made in germany......but if korea then these would prove to be up there on the ripoff-o-meter.
     
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    NO, they aren´t built in Korea!!!
     
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    I didn't think they were....nice! Great looking and interesting guitars.
     
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    Thanks for the reply
    same answer i got from some one else today
    apparently it's some of the metal parts that are

    fwiw
    i have played some great guitars that were made in Korea
    just not at that price point

    i think there might be a Starplayer in my future
    gotta choose between that and a TV Jones Spectra-sonic

    tough choice
     

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