Session Gets the Skinny on Gallup and Eddy Signature Models

German-based music retailer Session caught up with Gretsch product manager Joe Carducci at the 2017 NAMM show to view the latest additions in the lineup, including two tribute models for legends Cliff Gallup and Duane Eddy, as well as the all-new Vintage Select Edition Solid Body guitars. Watch the video below to learn more about

Glimpse Inside the Gretsch Duane Eddy and Cliff Gallup Tribute Concert

During the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Gretsch hosted a Tribute Concert honoring Duane Eddy and Cliff Gallup with special performances by  Eddy himself, Jeff Beck, Darrel Higham, Paul Pigat & Cousin Harley. "I wish Cliff could have been here," says Eddy in the exclusive Gretsch video clip below. "It would have meant a

Jeff Beck, Duane Eddy, Darrel Higham and Paul Pigat Make for An Epic Concert Event

“I lit the fuse – I’ll let the rest of the bomb go off now,” said Gretsch artist Paul Pigat of Cousin Harley after his opening and blistering rockabilly set at Thursday night’s Duane Eddy and Cliff Gallup Tribute Concert in Santa Ana, Calif. The rest of the bomb being of course, the King of

Gretsch Adds to Duane Eddy’s Signature Models

Gretsch celebrates the legendary and pioneering tone of Grammy award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Musicians Hall of Fame member Duane Eddy with the new G6120 Duane Eddy Signature Limited Edition Hollow Body with Bigsby® models. Enjoy classic styling and full, resonate sound with these single-cutaway beauties that combine modern Gretsch upgrades

Q&A with Duane Eddy

Fred Gretsch's company website, Gretsch.com, recently posted a wonderful Q&A with King of Twang Duane Eddy. In the piece, Eddy chats with interviewer Ron Denny, covering a variety of topics including his longtime career, influence on other artists, working with George Harrison, and how he feels about his Gretsch guitars. Here's a quick excerpt: What

Country Music Hall of Fame Salutes Duane Eddy

As part of its Nashville Cats series and to also coincide with the American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection exhibition, the Country Music Hall of Fame recently paid tribute to legendary Gretsch artist Duane Eddy with a special event at its museum. With his 1958 hit “Rebel Rouser,” Eddy became the first

Top 5 Gretsch Road Trip Songs

Hopefully you have at least one road trip planned for the summer. And whether you’re driving in a Toyota Prius or a ’64 Chevy Impala, a solid soundtrack is a must.  It’s an important list, one that requires the requisite consideration to match the tempo of the ride and the terrain of the pavement. We

Duane Eddy Wows at Americana Honors and Awards Show

Duane Eddy’s trophy case is certainly stocked. Earning membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, a Grammy Award and a Mojo Icon Award will do that for an artist. But the one-of-a-kind honor that he received Wednesday night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville might be his

Gretsch Q&A With Duane Eddy

By Adam Bowden-Smith In August, Gretsch signature artist Duane Eddy made his first-ever appearance in Italy to headline the annual Summer Jamboree festival in Senigallia, halfway down the east coast. Playing his signature Gretsch G6120DE, his trademark twang rolled over the crowd of thousands. After a storming hour-long set, Eddy found time between

Eight Great Gretsch Album Covers

Gretsch guitars are fabulous-looking instruments. Always have been. So it’s no surprise that they often made their way onto the album covers of those who played them and put them to such great use. Here then, in no particular chronological order, are eight fine album covers notable for being graced with great Gretsch guitars: 1. A Session With Chet Atkins (Chet Atkins, 1961) There are only about a bazillion Chet Atkins albums that feature a Gretsch guitar on the cover, usually in the hands of the master himself, and all of them look fabulous. So this one is kind of a tough call. After much consideration, we’re going with the 1961 re-issue of 1954’s A Session With Chet Atkins because it must be the Gretsch-iest original-era album cover ever. The 1954 original cover somewhat somberly pictured Atkins himself, and while the ’61 re-issue cover doesn’t, what it does picture is three—count ’em, three—Gretsch guitars: a Tennessean, a Duo Jet and a 6120; the latter locked in the joyous embrace of a sultry brunette. Come to think of it, 1955’s Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions also has three Gretsch guitars on the cover, but since none of them are locked in the joyous embrace of a sultry brunette, A Session With Chet Atkins gets the nod here.