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Gretsch G6120DE Duane Eddy Desert Sunrise

Code: 2401264822
  • £3,289.00
  • (Free UK Delivery)
  • RRP £3,599.00
Out of Stock | In Stock
  • Made in Japan
  • Hollow maple body
  • Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • DynaSonic pickups
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Bigsby B6CBDE tailpiece
  • Comes with hard case

What Reidys say

“Even if you’re not familiar with his name, you’re almost certainly familiar with some of Duane Eddy’s work. The so-called ‘King Of Twang’ had a really unique sound in the 50s and 60s, largely characterised by low string riffs and melodies, combined with a touch a slapback delay, and heaps of mojo.

Eddy’s signature Gretsch is based on the one he bought in 1957, with everything he liked about it, and a few small changes to the things he didn’t (like adding trestle bracing to the top, to help combat feedback). The Dynasonic pickups in this are incredibly clear and detailed, with all the twang you’d expect, though if you like things a little mellower, you can dial back a little on the tone, or enjoy the warm, smooth sound of the neck pickup. Duane Eddy claims that the pickups in this have the same sound and punch as his original 50s model. The Bigsby works really well on this, with very few tuning issues - this model also has slightly longer pins that make restringing a lot easier (if you’ve restrung a Bigsby-equipped guitar before, you’ll really appreciate this feature!).

If you’re looking for a guitar to nail those country and western riffs, then look no further; it’s also great if you’re going for a Tarantino sort of vibe. Whilst it’s undeniably twangy, that’s not all it is - with two well balanced pickups, and good quality electronics, this guitar can cover a lot of ground, plus the top bracing helps if you’re using it with overdrive. As you’d expect, the build quality is second to none, and it comes shipped with a Gretsch hardcase.“


Celebrate Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award Winner Duane Eddy and his legendary tone with his Gretsch signature model guitar.

Features include twin DynaSonic™ single-coil pickups, Tru-Arc™ "rocking" bar bridge, lacquer finish, trestle bracing and special neck and headstock profile replicated from Duane's original G6120, heard on many of his chart-topping hits.



  • Build:   Hollow Body
  • Cutaway: Single Cutaway
  • Body Finish:   Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape:   Nashville® / G6120
  • Body Material:   Laminated Maple
  • Bracing:   Parallel Tone Bars, Trestle Bracing
  • Body Back:   Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Top:   Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Depth:   2.875" (7.3 cm)


  • Neck Material:   2-Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish:   Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Scale Length:   24.6" (625 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius:   12" (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material:   Rosewood
  • Number of Frets:   22
  • Fret Size:   Medium
  • Nut Width:   1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays:   Pearloid Hump Block
  • Headstock:   Early '50s Gretsch
  • Neck Plate:   None


  • Bridge Pickup:   DynaSonic™
  • Neck Pickup:   DynaSonic™
  • Controls:   Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:   3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration:   Dynasonic™ / Dynasonic™


  • Bridge: TRU-ARC™ Stainless Steel Rocking Bar with Rosewood Base
  • Hardware Finish:   Chrome/Gold-Plated/Aluminum
  • Tailpiece:   Bigsby® B6CBDE Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Tuning Machines:   Grover® Sta-Tite™ Die-Cast
  • Pickguard:   Gold Plexi Pickguard with Black "Duane Eddy" Signature and Neutral Gretsch® Logo
  • Control Knobs:   Arrow


  • Strings:   Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: 099-6411-000 G6241 16" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell Case, Black


Coronavirus Update

Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.

Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - Free for orders over £99, £8.95 otherwise (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £99, £4.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.

Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.

Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.


Coronavirus Update

There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.

Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty items

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.