The White Falcon personifies the word 'Iconic'. A well-known body shape with a reputation to match. This is down to it's stunning looks, gold hardware against the white body and headstock and its signature sound!
It's been a Gretsch staple since the 50s and for good reason. It can tackle loads of contemporary styles as well as any old-school blues/rockabilly.
The guitar is a contemporary take on a classic beast as Gretsch have made some new improvements, whilst still retaining its legacy.
The new Gretsch ML bracing allows the guitar to have the stabilty of a solid body so you don't have to worry about taking the Falcon to a gig. Other features to get you through a gig would be the Squeezebox capacitors that allow your your dynamic range to be really high.
It makes the pickups much more sensitive at different volume levels. This combined with the treble bleed circuit (to keep your high end glassy when the volume control is used) and the high sensitivity filtertrons make this an incredibly versatile guitar.
High Sensitivity Filtertron Pickups
The G6120T has got High Sensitivity Filtertrons designed for that bright and open tone with enhanced dynamic range. Humbuckers with big covers and open coils that will respond to your right hand picking technique, that much more. This is important when Gretsch guitars are known for Blues/Pop/Rock and Country, where dynamics are important.
They deliver really clear high end with a glass mid-range presence. And fortunately, they don't sacrifice that punchy low-end.
The Bigsby is one of the smoothest tremolo systems ever made and has been used by countless artists to create subtle movement in chords and sweet bends. Nothing quite feels like Bigsby tremolo due to the single large spring that creates the movement evenly across all of the strings. If you have loved the sounds of pop and rock throughout the 50's and 60's chances are you have heard plenty of Bigsby playing.
Here's What Gretsch Say
One of the most-desired guitars in production today, the G6136T Players Edition White Falcon with String-Thru Bigsby is an uncompromising instrument. From the classic aesthetics to the deep, complex sound, this top-notch performer is ideal for elevating your musical game. When you sling a White Falcon over your shoulder and plug in, you're announcing to the world you're ready to play, and you're serious about it.
Two High Sensitive Filter'Tron humbucking pickups grace the laminated maple body, providing pristine high end, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments. The innovative Gretsch "ML" bracing delivers huge hollow body sound from the comfortable 2.25" body. The control complement-separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup switching, No Load master tone and master volume-allows for infinite tonal variations. Our new "Squeezebox" paper-in-oil caps add smooth vintage tone while the treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down. A 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and striking pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard "U"-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing. The Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and pinned "rocking" bar bridge combine with the GraphTech Tusq XL nut for maximum tuning stability. The Bigsby tailpiece is now string-through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.
A treat for the eyes and ears, this White Falcon presents total sophistication-from the gold Grover Imperial locking tuning machines and gold jeweled "G Arrow" control knobs to the gold sparkle bound neck, body and F Holes, white gloss urethane finish and gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. A bold visual and sonic statement, the G6136T Players Edition White Falcon with String-Thru Bigsby updates the archetypical hollowbody electric guitar for modern players who demand uniqueness from themselves-and their tools. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.
- Body Shape: Falcon
- Bracing: ML Style
- Body Binding: Gold Sparkle with B/W/B Purfling
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Body Back: Laminated Maple
- Body Top: Laminated Maple
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: Standard "U"
- Neck Binding: Gold
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ XL
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
- Neck Plate: NA
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Thumbnails
- Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
- Neck Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron
- Bridge: Rocking Bar
- Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Die-Cast
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
- Control Knobs: Jeweled "G"-Arrow
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049