Only a few people actually know that Johnny Depp started acting to support his musical career but as so often, things went differently than planned. Meanwhile, he is one of the most sought after actors of the past 25 years and especially known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. He is also a great Musician and has it already proven countless times! To hear both live and in the studio, he is performing with many world-famous Bands and Musicians like The Black Keys, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and Oasis! Johnny Depp now has a huge Collection of beautiful Guitars, but is also a very special Fan of Duesenberg Guitars and especially for this reason the world-famous Guitar Company Duesenberg has this very special Guitar dedicated to Johnny Depp!
Duesenberg Press Release:
At the NAMM 2014 in Los Angeles, CA Duesenberg presented the Limited Edition Johnny Depp Signature Guitar which was limited to only 52 Worldwide! This absolutely rare Guitars are all personally hand signed by Johnny Depp and only 52 x available worldwide! This unique Guitar was presented at the NAMM 2014 with all exact details such as processing and sound for which Duesenberg. Likewise, a number of features will be presented that have been newly incorporated specifically for this Guitar by Duesenberg. A more cheaper Production Version named Alliance Series will also be available by the End of 2014. A Part of the Revenues will be going to Various Johnny Deep Charities. Nathan Fawley Duesenberg USA says: “Working with Johnny for this Project, which lasted a whole Year, we wanted to include something personal that shows Johnny on a very personal Level and there’s probably nothing better than Johnny’s Tattoos to tell his Life Story. Each Piece symbolizes an important event in his Life. “Our Goal was to perpetuate Johnny’s Tattoos on the Guitar and to create a unique Work of Art in typical Duesenberg Tradition. Renner and Dieter Gölsdorf (Co-Owner Duesenberg Germany) had the wonderful Task of designing an Iconic Guitar for one of the most famous People in the world and probably succeeded in a very unique Way!
The Duesenberg Johnny Depp Artist Series features a solid American Alder body with sound chambers which were altered with a traditional one-piece Maple Neck. Duesenberg has the design of this distinctive instrument approached taken by retell using his own Tattoos to tell Johnny’s Life Story. The Tattoos were photographed from Johnny’s Body and traced by an Artist in order to transfer them to the Aluminum Plate. What makes the Guitar even more unique, is the Duesenberg JD-63 Pickup and it’s classic, very open Singlecoil Sound. By flipping a switch, the Coil will add another 1963 Windings to it (1963 Johnny Depp’s Year of Birth). The result is an incredibly present, more powerful Rock Sound, which the firmly screwed Aluminum Plate Body has its share.
- One-Piece American Maple Neck
- Bound Indian Rosewood Fretboard
- 22 Jumbo Frets
- 25.6″ Scale; 12″ Fretboard Radius; 1.67″ Neck Width at Nut
- Bound American Alder Body with Sound Chambers
- Ash Cap with Aluminum Top
- Duesenberg Z Tuners
- Duesenberg Wrap-Around Bridge and Through-Body Bridge
- Duesenberg JD-63 Single-Coil Pickup with Coil Tap Switch
- Aluminum Top Engraved with Images of Depp’s Tattoos