Gretsch has announced the release of its G6120 Eddie Cochran Signature Hollow Body guitar. A single-cutaway instrument with western motif, its features are based on Cochran’s Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollowbody.
Cochran (1938-1960) played the Atkins hollowbody he bought new in 1955, at age 16, on hits such as “Summertime Blues,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “C’mon Everybody,” “Somethin’ Else,” “Nervous Breakdown” and “Sittin’ in the Balcony,” which influenced generations of guitarists.
The G6120’s single-cut body has an arched, three-ply maple back and sides with parallel bracing and double-bound f-holes. The two-piece maple neck has black and white single-ply binding and a polished brass nut. Other features include a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 standard frets and western-themed pearloid inlays (cacti, steer horns and fences); DynaSonic single-coil bridge pickup and Lindy Fralin “Dog Ear” single-coil neck pickup with three-position switching, opaque plexi pickguard, aluminum bridge with rosewood base, Bigsby B6GBVF vibrato tailpiece, gold G-arrow control knobs and gold-plated, chrome and aluminum hardware; gold-plated Grover V98G Sta-Tite tuners, and Western Maple Stain finish.Learn more at gretschguitars.com.