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Duesenberg partners with Dropkick Murphys for Alliance Series guitar and bass

Duesenberg has announced a limited-edition Dropkick Murphys Alliance Series electric guitar and bass, designed with Ken Casey and Jeff DaRosa of the Celtic punk band.

The semi-hollow guitar and bass both feature double-cutaway bodies, two f-holes and a ‘Rose Tattoo’ decal between the pickups - that’s a Domino P-90 and Grand Vintage humbucker on the guitar, Bassbucker duo on the bass.

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The German company claims its special pickup wiring yields a “unique, direct sound not heard in a Duesenberg before now”.

Both guitars come in a Catalina Green Burst finish and feature volume knobs laser-engraved with KC and JD respectively, while the tone knob bears the logo of the band’s charity, the Claddagh Fund.

Just 96 instruments will be produced, and each comes with a t-shirt, Dropkick Murphys-played guitar picks, and hockey puck Certificate of Authenticity with handcrafted wooden stand.

See Duesenberg Guitars for more info.

This isn’t Duesenberg’s first foray into artist-designed models; you may recall its frankly stunning Soundgarden Black Hole Sun guitar from 2016.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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