The 52 Senior is a chambered solidbody, single pickup, 22 fret electric guitar featuring an arched top, wraparound tailpiece and versatile pickup wiring to extend your pallet of tone.
The 52 Senior joins seamlessly with the year 1952, widely known to be a very important one in the history of the electric guitar. It displays not only classic single cutaway styling along with many characteristic Duesenberg innovations, but it manages to get away with only one pickup – and very nicely, too! Single pickup guitars that, like the 52 Senior, have a vibration-friendly, wrap-around bridge invariably possess a special dynamic transparency. The 52 Senior scores additional points, too, thanks to ingenious wiring that essentially pulls three different high-quality sounds out of one pickup.
Step 1: Fat and present, a typical P90 sound
Step 2: Glassy, pearl-like, full-bodied (rhythm) sound
Step 3: Bell-like and volumetric, the characteristic sound of a P90 neck pickup
The instrument’s mahogany body has resonance chambers that not only make the weight of the 52 Senior easy to manage, but provide it with a forward and transparent sound. The mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard provide an earthy tone and feel, while the brass wrap-around bridge with its steel saddles enables immediate and precise transfer of vibration from strings to body. Z Tuners make for effortless and fast replacement of strings, and the contoured chrome armrest allows for more comfort while playing.
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 52 Senior can be ordered also with an optional Duesenberg Little Toaster humbucker. It too delivers three distinct sounds that are even brighter and more brilliant than those of our standard equipment.
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