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Gretsch is proud to honor original-era
hit maker and true rock Œn¹ roll innovator Duane Eddy with the introduction
of the G6120DE Duane Eddy Signature Hollow Body guitar model. 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.
Duane Eddy is still going strong in 2011, and he will be forever revered as
an original guitar hero who put a deep and resounding twang into rock Œn¹
roll. On a string of late 1950s and early ¹60s instrumental hits, he used
dramatic single-note melodies on the lower strings of his guitar, pronounced
tremolo and vibrato, and liberal doses of echo to produce a signature sound
that evoked souped-up cars on Saturday night one minute and the wide-open
vistas of the Wild West the next. With unmistakably distinctive hits
including ³Rebel Rouser,² ³Forty Miles of Bad Road,² ³Cannonball,² ³The
Lonely One,² ³Shazam² and ³Some Kinda Earthquake,² he became the most
successful instrumentalist in rock history, charting 15 top 40 singles from
1958 through 1963 and selling more than 100 million records worldwide.
The G6120DE¹s 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 Eddy¹s original 1957 G6120, and is topped with a bound
headstock. Other features include a 12²-radius 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 Eddy¹s signature; modern Tru-Arc bridge and Bigsby® B6CBDE vibrato
tailpiece with Duane Eddy-style ³DE² 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
The pure sound of Duane Eddy is the pure sound of a great Gretsch guitar,
and the G6120DE resonates with his amazing sound and his amazing rock Œn¹
roll legacy as a true ³Rebel Rouser² of an instrument.

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