GIBSON DUANE EDDY SIGNATURE MODEL

  • Gibson Duane Eddy Signature model electric guitar

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2004 to 2010

The Gibson Duane Eddy Signature model was introduced in 2004 by the Gibson's Custom, Art & Historic division - marking Eddy's 50 years in the music business. The Duane Eddy Signature model had a highly figured maple top, back and sides. The body had the familiar shape of Gibson's classic L-5 model, with a rounded "Venetian" cutaway horn, but at 16 inches wide, it was an inch smaller than the L-5. The two single-coil pickups were custom-designed to Eddy's specs by pickup guru Seymour Duncan. An additional L.R. Baggs transducer pickup in the bridge provided pure acoustic tone. The custom-designed controls allowed the guitar to be played with a blend of the transducer and magnetic pickups. The bridge pickup tone knob was push/pull to activate and blend the L.R. Baggs - when, pulled upward, engages the L.R. Baggs volume control, which can be blended with the magnetic pickup volumes. So this instrument actually has 4 volume controls and 2 tone controls. Other unique appointments were a maple/walnut slim neck with ebony fingerboard, pearl "moustache" fingerboard inlays, "Duane Eddy" engraved pickguard, nickel-plated hardware and a Bigsby vibrola tailpiece. The guitar came in rockabilly brown finish only.

Eddy was the first rock and roll guitarist ever to have a signature model guitar. In 1961 Guild Guitars introduced the Duane Eddy Models DE-400 and the deluxe DE-500.

Specifications (24)

Controls

Number of control knobs5 control knobs
Pickup selector controls1 pickup blend control
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls3 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

General

Finish colorsbrown finish
Graphicssignature on pickguard
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body back materialfigured maple body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialfigured maple body top
Body width16 inches wide body
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard shapepickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Hardware

BridgeLR Baggs bridge, tune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
TailpieceBigsby Vibrato tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersmoustache fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck materialmaple and walnut neck
Number of frets22 fret

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