Duesenberg 007 David Arnold Edition Guitar Announced
Limited to a series of 75, personally signed by the Bond composer
German guitar maker Duesenberg joins forces with Bond, and long-term collaborator and five-time 007 composer David Arnold, to release the James Bond 007 Guitar – Signed & Numbered David Arnold Edition.
Strictly limited to 75, each individually numbered instrument is handmade and personally signed by David Arnold to celebrate 60 years of James Bond on screen.
The guitar is inspired by a custom Duesenberg model co-created with David Arnold for the Sound of 007 in Concert in October 2022. Played by David Arnold and Hans Zimmer at the anniversary event, the guitar was then signed by the artists and auctioned for charity at Christie’s.
Based on Duesenberg’s Paloma, the new guitar features a black and white gun barrel design, 007 engraved tone and volume knobs, and a graphic layout of all 25 Bond film title treatments on its back.
“Ever since Chris Cornell introduced me to Duesenberg Guitars whilst we were working on Casino Royale, I‘ve been a huge fan of their instruments.” said David Arnold. “They‘re brilliantly engineered, have a fantastic design aesthetic and an idiosyncratic sound.”
“The Paloma is the guitar I‘d wanted since I started playing. It has a beautiful shape, finish and sound which seems to cover all the best sounds of every other guitar I‘ve played – but in the one instrument. To be asked to design this special limited edition instrument with the guys at Duesenberg was very much a first for me. I hope whoever gets their hands on one plays something from the Bond back catalogue when they take it out of the case.”
Duesenberg Guitars have a long-standing association with 007 artists, being played on the scores for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, on Chris Cornell’s Casino Royale theme ‘You Know My Name’, and by Adele’s band on ‘Skyfall’.
The Duesenberg 007 David Arnold Edition Guitar is available to pre-order now exclusively at 007Store.com.