When introduced back in 2008, The Pomona 6 was the lapsteel that brought the multibender bridge system and ingenious easy-shift capo to the world.
The Pomona 6 Set a new standard for Lapsteel artists around the world.
The integrated "Easy-Shift Capodaster" enables you to adapt to key changes with the turn of a thumb-screw. Simply loosen the screw, place the capodaster where you need it and start playing. It also runs on a rail inside the fretboard so you cannot misplace it. It enables freedom of movement between all keys without sacrificing the typical lapsteel riffs and licks that rely on open strings.
A roller nut provides tuning stability, while Duesenberg LittleToaster pickups deliver a clear and powerful sound that goes excellently well with distortion pedals or distorting amps. And the Duesenberg Speed pot controls work with a path of just 70˚ in order to achieve the lapsteel's typical swelling “wah” effects.
The Multibender is an integrated string bending device that can be configured to do a number of different things. It is used for bending specific strings up or down a semi- or full tone, all done with the heel of your hand while playing. This comes in handy for changing chords from minor to major or all kinds of other intervals. The Multibender takes up to five levers (additional levers available seperately) which can all be set up to do different things.
Here is the builder's take on the Duesenberg Pomona 6 steel:
"I am an ancient idea modernised. Reinvented from the ground up, I give you what no one else has. I am for the ambitious minds.
The Pomona 6 is the first Duesenberg lap-steel guitar - made of solid mahogany, equipped with two humbucking pickups, an integrated capodaster and the latest version of our famous Multibender system.
The freely configurable Multibender is operated with the heel of the hand. Up to six levers (one per string) are mountable, which allow you to either raise or lower the notes on the individual strings to a preset setting.
Furthermore, the integrated capo, which runs along a track on the anodized black aluminum fretboard, enables freedom of movement between all keys without sacrificing the typical lap-steel riffs and licks that rely on open strings.
A roll nut provides tuning stability, while Duesenberg Little Toaster pickups deliver a clear and powerful sound that goes excellently well with distortion pedals or distorting amps. And the Duesenberg Speed pot controls work with a path of just 70˚ in order to achieve the lap-steel's typical swelling “wah” effects."
- Wood: Korina (+ maple top on headstock)
- Width at nut: 65 mm / 2.56"
- Size: 94 x 19 x 4,2 cm / 37" x 7.48" x 1.65"
- String spacing: 54 mm / 2.13"
- Fingerboard: Black anodized aluminum
- Scale length: 648 mm / 25.5"
- Finish: PUR lacquer
- Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
- Bridge: Duesenberg Multibender
- Hardware color: Nickel
- Strings: Duesenberg DSL16 (016-018-026-036-046-056)
- Pickup (neck): Duesenberg LittleToaster
- Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg LittleToaster
- Wiring: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
- Case: Custom Line case (included)