Gretsch Announces Eddie Cochran Signature Guitar

Hollowbody G6120 based on Chet Atkins Gretsch   15-Aug-11

Gretsch Announces Eddie Cochran Signature Guitar

Gretsch have just introduced a brand-new Eddie Cochran signature guitar. The G6120 is based on the Chet Atkins Gretsch model, which was also played by Eddie Cochran. It was in fact the only guitar that Cochran ever played during his playing career, and was purchased by a young Eddie at age 16. It followed the guitarist right until the end, when it was found in the boot of his car after a fatal crash in Chippenham, south-west England.

The new guitar is a replica based on modifications made to the Chet Atkins guitar by Eddie Cochran.

Here's what Gretsch have to say about their new guitar:

"Gretsch celebrates the legacy of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran with the G6120 Eddie Cochran SIGNATURE Hollow Body model, based on the distinctively modified guitar that fueled Cochran’s highly influential and all-too-brief career.

"Distinctive elements include a special “open” internal body design and the unique combination of a DynaSonic™ single-coil bridge pickup and Lindy Fralin “dog ear” single-coil neck pickup. Features include a three-ply arched maple top with parallel bracing and double-bound "F" holes; three-ply arched maple back and three-ply maple sides; two-ply body binding (white-black); two-piece maple neck with 9.5” radius, single-ply binding and polished brass nut; 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with western-themed pearloid inlays (cactus, steer heads and fences); single-ply headstock binding; translucent plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo; "G"arrow control knobs; compensated aluminum bridge with rosewood base; Bigsby® B6GBVF tailpiece; gold and polished aluminum hardware; gold-plated Grover® V98G Sta-Tite™ tuners; elegant Western Maple Stain finish and a deluxe hard-shell case."

MSRP is $3625, for full specs, check out the Gretsch site.


Rich Beech



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