Duane Eddy Signature Gretsch - Now Available

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Duane Eddy had a string of hit records noted for their characteristically "twangy" sound, including "Rebel Rouser", "Peter Gunn", and "Because They're Young". In 2012 Gretsch were named "Best Hollow-Body Guitar".

Duane Eddy with his Signature Gretsch

Duane would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Duane Eddy was actually the first ever rock and roll guitarist to have a signature model guitar. Guild Guitars introduced the Duane Eddy Models DE-400 and the deluxe DE-500. A limited edition of the DE-500 model was reissued briefly in 1983 to mark Eddy's 25th anniversary in the recording industry.

Gretsch Guitars originally started production of the Duane Eddy Signature Model, the Gretsch 6120-DE, which is based upon the "Chet Atkins 6120".

And Gretsch are re-releasing his signature guitar based on his original G6120.

It features Twin Dyna'Sonic pickups, TRU-ARC "Rocking" bar bridge, Lacquer finish and special neck & headstock profile replicated from Duane's original G6120.

The body is made from 3 Ply Maple with parallel tone bars and trestle bracing.

It has a medium sized 22 frets, on a 2 piece maple neck with rosewood on the fretboard.

No corners have been cut, the tuning machines are gold-plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite Die-cast Tuners.

The pickguard is Gold Plexi with Duane Eddy signature & Gretsch logo.

The MSRP is $4,300 and you can get further information at gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2401264822

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