Duane Eddy, the rock world’s original king of “twang,” is said to have sold over 100 million records in his time – not too shabby for an instrumentalist, eh? In a lot of ways he was the first true Guitar God, and as such he probably deserves a signature model guitar more than anybody who has come since.
His signature twangy style was based around solid melodic work on the low strings, and a penchant for heavy, heavy use of analog tremolo and echo effects. While a lot of his chart-topping early work was done on a Gretsch 6120, Eddy went on to play many guitars, and his Signature instrument, as you can see, is a fat Gibson jazz box.
Talk about a stunning guitar… the Duane Eddy Signature Hollowbody is absolutely cherrie, and it sports more custom work than you can shake a stick at, including custom-wound single coils, a custom L.R. Baggs bridge transducer (for seriously mixing up your tone,) custom slim-profile neck, and a hand-picked, highly figured maple top, back & sides.
And for the twang traditionalist it’s decked out with one of the most twangy accoutrements a guitar have: an authentic Bigsby tremolo unit, not to mention a three-inch deep body, and what Gibson calls its Rockabilly Brown finish.
The Gibson Duane Eddy Signature Hollowbody Features–
- Highly Figured Maple Top, Back & Sides
- Highly Figured Maple/Walnut Neck
- 24 3/4-inch Scale Length
- Ebony Fretboard With 22 frets
- Pearl Moustache Inlays
- Custom Duane Eddy Slim Neck Profile
- Custom Duane Eddy Single-Coil Pickups
- L.R. Baggs Bridge Transducer
- Master Volume & Individual Volume Controls
- Shared Tone Control
- Baggs Bridge Push/Pull, On/Off Volume Control
- 3-Way Pickup Switching
Duane Eddy’s unprecedented string of instrumental hits includes: Peter Gunn, Cannonball, Forty Miles of Bad Road, The Ballad of Paladin, and many, many more.