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G6120TB-DEBK Duane Eddy Signature Six String Bass Guitars

2018 Gretsch G6120TB-DEBK Duane Eddy Signature Six String Bass

Color: Black pearl lacquer, Rating: 9.50, $4,400.00 (ID# 02085)
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One of Just Fifty Duane Eddy Signature Six String Basses Signed by Duane Eddy on the Pickguard

 

2018 Gretsch G6120TB-DEBK Duane Eddy Signature Six String Bass

 

This Duane Eddy Signature six string bass weighs just 7.50 lbs. This limited edition features a 15 3/4 wide, just over 2 inch deep double-bound laminated maple body with two single-bound 'f' holes and a 'stealth ghost gray' G brand. One-piece maple neck with a nice wide nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 30.30 inches and a very fast thin-to-medium profile. Ebony fretboard with brass nut, twenty-two medium frets and inlaid mother-of-pearl split  hump-block position markers. Headstock with inlaid mother-of-pearl Gretsch "T-roof" logo and inlaid horseshoe. Two layer black over white plastic bullet-shaped truss-rod cover secured by three screws. Gold-plated Grover StaTite open-back tuners with small oval metal buttons. Serial number "JT18062363" stamped in gold on back of headstock. Two Gretsch single-coil DeArmond DynaSonic pickups with outputs of 7.86k and 7.91k. Gold Lucite pickguard with pantograph-engraved Gretsch "T-roof" logo in black. Three volume controls (one for each pickup plus master volume control) and one three-way pickup selector switch. Gold-plated "Arrow-through-G" knobs with cross-hatch pattern on sides. Gretsch Adjusto-Matic bridge with six individually adjustable saddles on height-adjustable ebony base and polished aluminum V-Style Bigsby B6CDE vibrato tailpiece with pivoting arm. Rectangular Gretsch label inside bass 'f' hole with Model "G6120TB-DEBK" and serial number typed in black. All hardware (except Bigsby tailpiece) gold-plated. This is one of just fifty examples made which have a duplicate pickguard which is actually signed in black marker "Good Luck / Duane Eddy". Housed in the original Gretsch five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with burgundy plush lining (9.50). This superb instrument is brand new with all the original paperwork, accessories and hang-tags.

"Gretsch pays tribute to the pioneering and legendary King of Twang, Duane Eddy, with the all-new G612TB-DE Limited Edition Duane Eddy Signature 6-String Bass. Dubbed Tic-Tac-Twang, this 30.3”-scale length signature bass features a double-cutaway hollow body finished in Black Pearl lacquer with a stealth ghost gray G-brand and gold hardware. Tuned E-to-e (an octave lower) and loaded with twin DynaSonic™ pickups, this bass is perfect for adding definition to any bass track or for creating wide, organ-like chord/melody passages. Eddy’s newest signature offering also features ’59 trestle bracing, a polished aluminum Bigsby® B6CDE vibrato tailpiece, brass nut, Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and an ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage small frets and mother of pearl split hump-block inlays.

One of the most basic and immutable foundations of rock music is the low-note guitar riff. From the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” and the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” (1965) to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” (1975) to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” (1991), the eternally resonant low-note guitar riff has launched many a timeless hit and set many a guitarist on the path to glory. For this deeply reverberant and irresistible musical phenomenon, the world can thank the artist who pioneered and popularized it, the great Duane Eddy. Eddy will be forever revered as an original guitar hero who put a deep and resounding twang into rock ‘n’ roll. On a string of late 1950s and early ’60s 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. 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. In the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, the notion of the lead guitarist being the charismatic figure in the spotlight was completely novel, but Eddy made the guitar player a front-and-center figure. Quiet and unassuming offstage, he cut an indelible figure with an electric guitar in his hands, creating a defining idea of what it meant to be a rock ‘n’ roller. Duane Eddy is still going strong, and in 2018, Gretsch is very proud to continue to pay tribute to this legendary guitarist by adding a new limited edition finish Six String Bass… A true pioneer and living legend, Duane Eddy continues to perform globally and Gretsch is privileged to be part of his extraordinary and lasting legacy. (www.gretschguitars.com).

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