The Gretsch Custom Shop has produced 50 units of this guitar in a way complete craft, it’s the recreation of one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly guitars, a Gretsch 6120 modified owned by Eddie Cochran(1938-1960), was the only electric guitar that had and played in his entire career.
The Gretsch Custom Shop has produced 50 units of this guitar completely handcrafted, it’s the recreation of one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly guitars, a modified Gretsch 6120 owned by Eddie Cochran(1938-1960), was the only electric guitar that had and played in his entire career.
Eddie Cochran bought his electric guitar in 1955 with 16 years, a Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins hollow-body Orange acquired in the Gardens Music Center of Bell Gardens, CA. Later hits like Summertime Blues, Twenty Flight Rock, C ‘mon Everybody, Somethin’ Else, Nervous Breakdown and Sittin’ or the Balcony were created and played with this guitar, songs that would influence a whole generation of guitarists.
The meticulous recreation of this guitar work has been carried out by the luthier of the Gretsch Custom Shop Stephen Stern, examining in depth the original guitar, which is located in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
At first glance, they say that the guitar is identical to the original, the Gretsch Custom Shop G6120EC Eddie Cochran Tribute has every detail, from its fingerboard and bridge of aluminium to its mast “dog ear” pill, silver hardware and vibrato BigsbyB6GPVF. The body is composed of laminated Maple and the mast is three piece Maple/walnut/Maple with 22 frets and fingerboard palorosa. In the bridge position mounted a pickup Seymour DuncanDynaSonicsingle-coil and the bridge a Seymour Duncan “Dog Ear” single-coil. The tuners are vintage style GotohSE700 – 05M, kicker modified of plexi, western block inlays and Pearl logo on the headstock.
●SCALE LENGTH：24.6″ (625mm)
●TOP：Arched Laminated Maple
●BRACING：Parralell Tone Bars
●BACK AND SIDES：Laminated Maple Body, 16″ Wide, 2.75″ Deep
●PICKUPS：Seymour Duncan “Dog Ear” Single-Coil Pickup (Neck),Seymour Duncan DynaSonic Single-Coil (Bridge)
●PICKUP SWITHCING：3 Position Toggle：Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2.Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
●CONTROLS：Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume
●WIDTH AT NUT：1-11/16″ (43mm)
●FRETBOARD：Rosewood, 9″ Radius
●BRIDGE：Rosewood-Based Aluminum Bigsby
●TAILPIECE：Bigsby B6GPVF “Fixed Arm”
●COLOR：Vintage Western MapleStain
●FINISH：Distressed Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
●MACHINE HEADS：Gotoh SE700-05M Vintage
●UNIQUE FEATURES：Replicated from the Modified Gretsch G6120Guitar Original Owned by Eddie Cochran, Built by Gretsch Master Luthier Stephen Stern and his Team, Western Block Inlay Position Markers of Cactus, Steerheads & Fences, “G” Brand on the Body, Aluminum Nut, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Maple Headstock Overlay, Inlaid Pearloid Steerhead and Gretsch Logo on Headstock, Bound Oversized F-Holes, Modified Plexi Pickguard, Gold “Painted” Aluminum Bigsby Paired with Relic’d Gold-Plated Hardware, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod, Only 50 Cochran TRIBUTE Guitars will be Produced World Wide.