Gretsch honors Duane Eddy with: G6120DE Signature Hollow Body
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-06-08)
Duane Eddy is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he had a string of hit records, produced by Lee Hazlewood, which were noted for their characteristically "twangy" sound, including "Rebel Rouser," "Peter Gunn", and "Because They're Young." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Duane Eddy has an unmistakable sound and style and Gretsch is proud to honor this true Rock 'n' Roll icon and innovator with the G6120DE Duane Eddy Signature Hollow Body guitar. The instrument is a single-cutaway beauty with classic styling and full, resonant sound that combines features based directly on his original 1957 G6120 model with modern Gretsch features that all together pay fitting tribute to the undisputed King of Twang.
The G6120DE features a bound single-cutaway hollow body has three-ply maple back, sides and arched top, with trestle bracing and bound oversized f holes. The three-piece bound maple neck has a brass nut, lacquer finish and slim profile based on Eddy's original 1957 G6120, and is topped with a bound headstock. It also features a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium frets and hump-block pearloid inlays, dual DynaSonic single-coil pickups with three-position switching, gold plexi pickguard bearing Gretsch logo and Eddy's signature modern Tru-Arc bridge and Bigsby B6CBDE vibrato tailpiece with Duane Eddy-style DE handle and extra-long string-retainer pins, gold G-arrow control knobs and gold-plated, chrome and polished aluminum hardware, gold-plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite tuners, Dunlop Straplok system, Western Orange Stain lacquer finish, and deluxe hard shell case.
Since 1883, when 27-year-old Friedrich Gretsch founded his little shop in Brooklyn, N.Y., making banjos, drums and tambourines, The Gretsch Company has grown to produce some of the world's greatest drums and guitars over the span of four generations.
With its emphasis on hand-craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Gretsch has pioneered new designs and manufacturing techniques, winning endorsements from some of the music industry's most respected artists, including Chet Atkins, Bono, Charlie Watts, Neil Young and Phil Collins.
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