After the success of the 2014 Johnny Depp Artist Series Limited run of 52, Johnny and Duesenberg have gone into production with a new version of his personal guitar…
The Duesenberg Alliance Series Johnny Depp is a chambered body, single pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring our Diamond Deluxe Tremola, custom wound JD-63 pickup and an aluminium top plate.
Only few people actually know that Johnny Depp started acting to support his musical career. Being one of the most in-demand actors of the past 25 years, and best known for his character Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of Caribbean movies, we have designed his iconic guitar in the Duesenberg tradition by telling the story of Johnny’s life from his tattoos. Each one symbolizes a significant event in his life.
The body of the Alliance Series Johnny Depp is made from American alder combined with an ash top. On top of that, there is an aluminum top plate in which we etched a selection of his personal tattoos. The tattoos were photographed from Johnny’s body and redrawn by an artist to have them then applied onto the aluminum top.
What makes this guitar even more unique is the custom tapped JD-63 pickup which was specially designed to meet every characteristic of a classic open sounding single coil. Taking it a step further we offer the option of adding 1963 turns of pickup wire (1963 is Johnny’s year of birth) to the signal creating a warmer and crunchier tone. This guitar also offers our classic Diamond Deluxe Tremola continuing the Duesenberg tradition.
All our instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. We design it with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments from tuner buttons to jack plates.
All our fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for.
The Alliance Series Johnny Depp is one of our most ambitious projects.
- Type: Solid American alder with sound chambers
- Top: flat
- Size: 41 x 32,5 cm / 16.14″ x 12.6″
- Height (sides): 4.5 cm / 1.8″
- Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: Aluminium plate with Johnny Depp tattoo artwork
- Finish: PUR lacquer
- Neck Joint: Set-in
- Wood: 1-piece maple
- 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)
- Shape: D
- Fingerboard: Indian rosewood, radius 30.5 mm / 12″
- Inlays: Dot inlays
- Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
- Scale length: 648 mm / 25.5″
- Truss rod: Steel dual-action
- Headstock: Black
- Pickup: Duesenberg JD-63 tapped single coil
- Wiring: 1 volume, 1 coil tap switch
- Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, “Art Diego” buttons
- Bridge: Diamond Deluxe Tremola Short
- Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
- Hardware colour: Nickel
- Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
- Colors: Aluminium Top Plate