My point is that there's a synergy between a great guitar and a great player that can define a style and establish a sound that is emulated by other players. To debate about how influential Brian Setzer might have been playing an SG is a hypothetical that we'll never know for sure. Same with the Clapton/Duo Jet anology. As a devoted Gretsch owner and player myself, I love the Gretsch sound and vibe. But in my opinion, Gretsch ain't for everybody. Clapton played a 6120 very briefly with the Yardbirds, and he flatly stated that he hated it. That's not an indictment of a 6120 or of Clapton. It was just a stylistic mismatch.