A great actor and musician at the same time – that is Johnny Depp, known as Jack Sparrow from the films of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Johnny Depp achieved musical fame as the guitarist and singer of the American rock supergroup "Hollywood Vampires", which also includes Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Duesenberg and Johnny Depp have a long friendship, and so it was obvious for Duesenberg to develop a very special "Artist Alliance" guitar for Johnny, which has a highly individual character with a very personal touch.
The elaborately designed aluminum pickguard with the Johnny Depp tattoo artwork is immediately noticeable at first sight. The secret is that each of these tattoos represent a significant event in Johnny Depp's life. Turning the guitar over, you will find a Johnny Depp signature on the back of the neck near the headstock. But that's not all: Another, highly individual secret is hidden behind the small switch near the volume potentiometer. If this is switched, 1963 turns are additionally activated on the JD-63 P90 pickup, which produce an even more powerful, crunchier tone with plenty of punch. But why 1963 turns? Well, Johnny Depp was born in 1963 ... More individuality is not possible!
Otherwise, the Duesenberg Johnny Depp from the Alliance series is built with the usual high quality standard known from Duesenberg guitars. On the one hand, an alder body with large sound chambers ensures a very comfortable weight and gives the Duesenberg Johnny Depp that characteristic tone, which is a successful mix between a solid body and a semi-acoustic guitar. This is also ensured by the JD-63 P90 pickup specially developed for this guitar, which clearly has the Rock'n Roll genes in it. The JD-63 P90 offers just the right amount of crunch and fat sound – more snappy than a single coil, but not as queasy as a humbucker. The fingerboard made of Indian rosewood was treated with the Duesenberg Plek system and is therefore a guarantee for perfectly buzz-free frets in all positions. Last, but not least, the tried and tested Diamond Deluxe Tremola ensures absolute tuning stability and, thanks to its special design, enables quick and easy string changes.