Duesenberg Motown Bass

Product Code: BAS133

Duesenberg Motown Bass

I am the Motown Bass
I am the warmth around your fingers,
oozing tone and rhythm.
I feel home anywhere where there is music.
Show me your world.

The Motown Bass is a semi-hollow, triple pickup, 20 fret electric bass, featuring a thin 3,5cm body profile and classic styling.

Taking the best features of the British and American sounding basses to make an incredible warm semi-hollow bass. The Motown comes with 3 single coil pickups giving you the astonishing tonality of the past 50 years.

Its body is constructed from spruce for the top and flamed maple for the back and bent sides. The top and back are arched just very slightly to give you elegant curves to snuggle with.

Three DS Alnico Blade singlecoils convert the vibration of the strings into warm, yet transparent tone. Each of the pickups can be turned on or off individually, so you can easily browse through a choice of tones from the past decades.

All instruments are fitted with hardware which you will only find on a Duesenberg, designed with attention to even the smallest details to create truly unique instruments, from tuner buttons to jack plates.

All fretboards are carefully pleked and finished by hand for optimum playability and the smooth feel they are famous for.


Neck Joint: Set-in
Wood: 1-piece maple
Width: 41 mm / 1.6″ (nut), 53,5 mm / 2.11″ (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: Pearloid diamonds
Frets: 20 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 864 mm / 34″
Trussrod: Steel dual-action
Headstock: Black veneer
Type: Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Top: Laminated spruce
Back, sides: Laminated flamed maple
Size: 51,5 x 41 cm / 20.27″ x 16″
Height (sides): 3.5 cm / 1.4″
Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Pearloid
Finish: PUR lacquer
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, “Art Diego” buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg bass bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg trapeze tailpiece
Strap pins: Kluson Multi-Lock
Hardware color: Nickel
Strings: Duesenberg BS045 (045-065-085-105)
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg DS Alnico-Blade Single Coil
Pickup (middle): Duesenberg DS Alnico-Blade Single Coil
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg DS Alnico-Blade Single Coil
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3 slide-switches
Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: All required allen keys (included)


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