Gretsch announces Eddie Cochran Tribute Guitar

Frozen in time for more than 40 years after the tragic car crash that took his life, the one and only modified Gretsch G6120 guitar owned by the late, great rock-n-roll pioneer, Eddie Cochran is now available.

Virtually indistinguishable from the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model is authentic in every detail, from the aluminum nut and bridge to the famous "dog ear" neck pickup; from the distressed vintage orange nitrocellulose lacquer finish to the relic gold-plated hardware and BigsbyB6GPVF vibrato tailpiece.

Eddie Cochran Tribute Guitar

Its features include a bound laminated maple body and arched top, a specially shaped three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with a 22-fret 9"-radius bound rosewood fingerboard, a Seymour Duncan"Dog Ear" single-coil neck pickup, a Seymour DuncanDynaSonicsingle-coil bridge pickup, three-way switching, rosewood bridge base, vintage-style gold GotohSE700-05M tuners, modified plexi pickguard, western block fingerboard inlays (depicting cactus, steer heads and fences), lower body bout "G" brand, and pearloid steer head/Gretsch logo inlay on the bound headstock.

The deluxe hardshell case also contains special commemorative materials, including a reprint of the concert poster found in Cochran's car after the accident, an Eddie Cochran Live at Town Hall Party DVD, a G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute model "making of" DVD, a reproduction of Cochran's original guitar strap, a reproduction of the Gretsch polishing cloth found in Cochran's guitar case after the accident, and some other surprises.

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