Duane Eddy's instrumental hits from the late 1950's basically created the concept of guitar "twang"and were incredibly influential. Perhaps the most successful instrumental rocker of his time, he may have also been one of the players most responsible for popularizing the electric rock guitar.
distinctive low, twangy riffs could be heard on no less than 15
Top Forty hits between 1958 and 1963. He was also one of the first
rock stars to have a "signature" guitar model (in 1960).
His 1957 red Gretsch 6120 has been at the center of his sound. Says Eddy... "I still have that guitar
and it's still my #1 instrument".
1957 Gretsch 6120 - Red