The Fairytale is the latest innovation from Duesenberg and introduces the next high-quality generation of lap steel guitars. This particular model boasts a stunning Goldburst finish.
The attention to detail and craftsmanship here is astonishing. The Fairytale has a solid mahogany body with an in-built capodaster and a Multibender bridge system. This all helps to improve upon the design of the precursor – the Pomona Lap steel which was first introduced in 2008.
The capo has been fully integrated and improved, promoting brilliant ease of use. It runs along a special track located on the anodized black aluminium fretboard. This makes movement extremely simple between each individual key. It also prevents the loss of traditional lap steel licks and riffs that make use of open strings.
A Multibender (which you can configure to your liking) can be used with the heel of your hand. It’s also possible to mount up to six levers – one per string – which then gives you the option of lowering or raising notes on specific strings to a preset setting.
Further Design Considerations
Combining the Duesenberg GrandVintage humbucker and the SingleTwin Domino hum-removing single coil has resulted in a unique tone and truly individual sound. Duesenberg speed pot controls work with a path of 70°, which helps to produce the lapsteels iconic ‘wah’ type effects.
- Body/Neck Wood: 1-Piece Mahogany (Cedro Sapotaceae)
- Width at Nut: 65mm/2.56"
- Size: 94 x 19 x 4.2cm/37" x 7.48" x 1.65"
- Stringspacing: 54mm/2.13"
- Fingerboard: Black Adonized Aluminium
- Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
- Finish: PUR Lacquer (Goldburst)
- ‘Easy Shift’ Capo
- Pickup (Neck): Duesenberg PH90 Single Twin
- Pickup (Bridge): Duesenberg GrandVintage Humbucker
- Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
- Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, ‘Art Diego’ Buttons
- Bridge: Duesenberg Multibender
- Hardware Colour: Nickel
- Strings: Duesenberg DSL16 (016-018-026-036-046-056)
- Standard Factory Set Tuning: D A D F# A D.
- Custom Line Case Included
- Tools: Includes All Required Allen Keys