There is no more evocative guitar than a White Falcon. Here’s one form 2006 for you to gaup at...
A showpiece guitar, the White Falcon turned so many heads at the 1954 summer NAMM that it was rushed into production the following year with an eye watering price tag of $600 (equivalent to $6500 today). As with most models, it underwent a few changes with the double cutaway design being introduced in 1962.
This guitar is in great condition. The body has escaped any real damage or modification. The binding is in great shape too, no longer quite as problematic as in the past.
The neck has retained its gloss finish. The fretboard is also in superb shape as are the frets. This guitar shows signs of great care as the headstock shows only very slight signs of wear.
The hardware is quite tarnished though not corroded
The electronics are in good shape and have remained untouched.
The guitar comes with its correct hardshell case which is also in great shape and all intact and working
Sonically this guitar delivers. The unamplified sound has a clear tone that really translates plugged in. Both pickups sound so wonderful, very classic Gretsch and the array of switches add to the tonal palette. The springiness of the Bigsby is also so pleasing.
If you're on the lookout for a great looking vintage Gretsch then stop immediately and get yourself over here, this may be the one for you!