New for 2016 Duesenberg Alliance Soundgarden Black Hole Sun. Designed & built in collaboration with Grammy award-winning band Soundgarden: Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron. The Black Hole Sun comes in a unique Black Mother of Pearl finish and features custom Soundgarden decals, knobs and a spark plug built into the tremola…
Duesenberg incorporated the history of Soundgarden throughout the guitar, encompassing the symbols of their legendary past by celebrating their mark in music. The graceful style of the Duesenberg Starplayer TV was the canvas in developing the Alliance Series Soundgarden Black Hole Sun. For this historic guitar, Duesenberg chose a Mother Of Pearl finish for its vision of the “Black Hole Sun”, as well as symbols from the Badmotorfinger album all the way through the song “Been Away Too Long”.
The guitar features a custom Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremola with built in spark plug, as well as a spark plug inlay on the 12th fret, a custom decal between the pickups and unique volume and tone knobs. Additionally, there is also a 4-string bass version of the instrument.
The unveiling will occur at the Duesenberg USA booth 4878 at the 2016 Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California. This unique guitar will display all of the details, workmanship and sound for which Duesenberg is famous, as well as a number of features which are new to the Duesenberg tradition.
The Alliance Series Soundgarden Black Hole Sun Series will be available as a limited edition 100 pieces only worldwide.
- Body Type: Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
- Top: Laminated Spruce
- Back, sides: Laminated flamed Maple
- Size: 46 x 34 cm / 18.11″ x 13.38″
- Height (sides): 4.5 cm / 1.8″
- Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: White Pearloid
- Finish: PUR lacquer (polyester used on pearl top). Back and sides trans-black.
- Neck Joint: Set-in
- Neck wood: 1-piece Maple
- Neck width: 42,5 mm / 1.67″ (nut), 52 mm / 2.05″ (12th fret)
- Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8″ (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95″ (12th fret)
- Neck profile: D
- Fingerboard: Indian rosewood, radius 30,5 mm / 12″
- Inlays: Pearloid Dots, “Spark Plug” (12th fret)
- Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
- Scale length: 648 mm / 25.5″
- Trussrod: Steel dual-action
- Headstock: Black Hole Sun (Pearl)
- Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Domino P-90
- Pickup (middle): –
- Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Grand Vintage Humbucker
- Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
- Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, “Art Diego” buttons
- Bridge: Duesenberg steel saddle bridge
- Tremolo: Duesenberg Deluxe Tremola with Spark Plug
- Strap pins: Duesenberg standard (Straplock compatible)
- Hardware finish: Nickel
- Control Knobs: Custom lasered “Black Hole Sun”
- Color: Black Mother of Pearl
- Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
- Country manufactured: Germany