The Gran Majesto is a big body, semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 648mm scale. Its 45mm sides and semi-hollow construction, featuring a solid centerblock, provide the celebrated Duesenberg flexibility from clean to rock tones and even further.
Additionally, the Gran Majesto features twin F-Holes, a floating transparent pickguard and Duesenbergs new 4-Way rotary pickup switch which adds a new variation to the way we combine pickups.
The pickup switch located at the lower cutaway now lets you choose between a full Humbucker and P90 combination, as well as the typical Duesenberg wiring where low-end frequencies are filtered out of the humbucker signal when both pickups are combined. You can also select each one individually, of course.
The new Phonico pickup covers are Duesenbergs visionary expression of truly independent hardware design. They also prove that nothing really has to stay the same just because it always has been. The inside dimensions are designed to hold most forms of today's pickups, just in case you may want to swap them. We don't think you will.
The open style modern tuners operate smoothly, reduce weight and eliminate sharp string ends sticking out of the headstock. And the design received just as much attention to detail as the rest of the guitar.
All Duesenbergs instruments are fitted with our own hardware, which you will only find on a Duesenberg. They design it 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.
The Gran Majesto is available in two variations: The double cutaway version comes in a deep Catalina Green and is equipped with an aluminium stop-tailpiece for enhanced resonance transfer. The single cutaway version is available in a classic Vintage Burst sporting a Duesenberg Radiator Tremola. Both versions are only available in the above mentioned colours and hardware configurations.
Starting on 2 January 2017, you will receive a certificate of origin from us with every purchase to document the fact that the palisander or bubinga wood used in your instrument comes from legal harvesting and trade.
Please take notice that the German customs authorities need up to 8 business-days to prepare all necessary export documents for us. This will delay the total shipping time a little.
The reason is the following:
At the World Wildlife Conference in Johannesburg in September 2016, all palisander and bubinga species were added to the so-called CITES Appendix II. The inclusion in CITES II means that starting on 2 January 2017 trade with these wood species will not be prohibited entirely but will be subject to restrictions. This will involve a lot of additional bookkeeping for producers, wholesalers, retailers, and guitar makers, but not for you.
What do the new trade restrictions mean for musicians and owners of instruments?
No additional verification documents are necessary for ownership as such.
Travel inside the EU:
No special precautions are necessary for travel inside the EU.
Travel to non-EU countries:
Instruments made of the wood species in question may be taken to non-EU countries without verification documents as long as the weight of the wood protected by CITES II in all musical instruments together is less than 10 KG. The weight of transport containers and accessories is not included.
A verification document is recommended for resale. As a rule, this is the commercial invoice (which you receive from us) or a certificate confirming that the instrument was made using legal CITES II wood. If you do not have such documentation, the customs officials or the competent regional authorities may confiscate the products if they are being offered for private sale. If you have kept your invoices for instruments purchased before 2 January 2017 or can provide other clear evidence (e.g., inventory in your tax return, import documents...) that the instruments were purchased before 2 January 2017, you should keep these documents in a safe place and leave a copy with the instruments. No further measures are necessary for the time being.