Guitar of the Month 2011
June: 1969 Guild Duane Eddy 400
This 1969 Guild Duane Eddy 400—made during the initial run’s final year—is a semi-hollowbody with a bound, arched spruce top, maple back and sides, mahogany neck, and a 20-fret bound rosewood fretboard. To accommodate Eddy’s penchant for right-hand note bends, the 400 has a Bigsby vibrato—stamped with the Guild logo and “G” rather than the standard Bigsby branding. Additional points of interest are the bound headstock with the Chesterfield-style Guild logo, Eddy’s signature on the pickguard (rather than the more typical headstock or truss-rod cover), and the dual humbuckers that have been described as having a crisp, midrange bark.