Gretsch's G6120TB-DE is a remarkable tribute to the king of twang himself, Duane Eddy. A truly unique Gretsch, this Limited Edition Artist Signature model is a 30.3" scale 6-string bass (tuned E to e), and has an array of great features that make it stand out. The Black Pearl finish, stealth ghost gray G-brand bound ebony fingerboard, gold hardware, and mother of pearl split hump-block inlays add to the bass’s exceptional overall patina. Its ’59 trestle bracing and double-cutaway hollow body give the bass a lively, resonant in-hand feel. Plus, thanks to the standard “U” shaped neck and 22 vintage small frets, it’s easy to fret anywhere on the 12” radius ebony fingerboard. This is a Gretsch Signature model that is dripping with uniqueness and fantastic playability, whether you’re a Duane Eddy fan or are simply looking for a great 6-string bass.
About the Bass (from gretschguitars.com):
Gretsch pays tribute to the pioneering and legendary King of Twang, Duane Eddy, with the all-new G6120TB-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.
-Model Number: 2406264806
-Series: Artist Signature
-Family: Nashville / G6120
-Color: Black Pearl
-Number of Strings: 6
-Body Finish: Gloss
-Body Shape: Double Cutaway
-Body Material: Laminated Maple
-Body Binding: Single-Ply White
-Body Back: Arched Laminated Maple
-Body Top: Laminated Maple
-Body Depth: 2" (51 mm)
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Finish: Gloss
-Neck Shape: Standard "U"
-Neck Binding: White
-Scale Length: 30.3" (770 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Number of Frets: 22
-Fret Size: Vintage Small
-Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
-Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Split Hump-Block
-Neck Plate: None
-Bridge Pickup: Dyna-Sonic
-Neck Pickup: Dyna-Sonic
-Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
-Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: Dynasonic / Dynasonic
-Hardware Finish: Gold
-Tailpiece: Bigsby: B6CDE
-Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite
-Pickguard: Gold Plexi w/ Gold Gretsch Logo & DE Signature
-Control Knobs: Arrow
-Strings: D'Addario EXL156 Bass VI, Gauges .024, .034, .044, .056, .072, .084
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.