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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!
The G6136T-59 is a modern take on what the 59 Falcon would be like, if it were made to todays standards. Its a slightly slimmer hollowbody than the normal White Falcon that may be more comfortable to play in a vintage white colour.
It's been a Gretsch staple since the 50s and for the simple reason that it can tackle loads of contemporary styles as well as any old-school Blues/Rockabilly or Country.
A Modern Classic
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. In fact, its encouraged.
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 TV Jones Classics make this an incredibly versatile guitar.
Tv Jones Classic
The TV jones classics are humbuckers with open coils that push out a similar sound to single coils. They are bright and open sounding and create a very responsive mid-range and high-end.
When used on a clean setting, they have a glassy mid and high end but still retain a punchy low end.
Under gain they sound crunchy and crispy and have that twang and growl associated with Gretsch guitars from the 50s & 60s.
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
A sophisticated rendition of the original masterpiece, the G6136T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Falcon Hollow Body with Bigsby combines period-accurate features and appointments from the golden age of electric guitars. Satisfying eyes and ears with its golden tones and gleaming looks, this rare bird comes alive in the player's hands, singing with its distinctive voice at every strum.
A pair of TV Jones Classic pickups generates powerful tone and unparalleled dynamics. The new Gretsch "Squeezebox" paper-in-oil capacitors provide an incredibly silky high end. Add some expressive shimmer to your playing with the Bigsby B6GVT vibrato tailpiece while the pinned Space Control bridge and bone nut combine for impeccable tuning stability. A highly resonant 3-ply maple top with 1959-style trestle bracing and multi-ply laminated maple back and sides make this instrument a veritable cannon, firing off notes with incredible projection and rich, balanced tone. A maple neck with a comfortable and versatile standard "U"-shaped profile for supple playability is capped by a 12"-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and classic Gretsch thumbnail inlays, making complex chords, far-reaching bends and intricate single-note playing effortless.
Authentically iconic, this striking guitar displays gold hardware-including the gold jeweled "G Arrow" knobs- gold sparkle bound neck, body and F Holes, vintage white gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. With its stunning looks and huge sound, the iconic G6136T-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Falcon Hollow Body with Bigsby is the crown jewel of Gretsch guitars. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.
- Body Shape: Falcon
- Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle
- Body Binding: Gold Sparkle with W/B/W/B Purfling
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Body Back: Arched Laminated Maple
- Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: Standard "U"
- Neck Binding: Gold
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
- Neck Plate: NA
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Thumbnails
- Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Classic
- Neck Pickup: TV Jones Classic
- Controls: Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume
- 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: Space Control
- Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial with Butter-Bean Buttons
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
- Control Knobs: Jeweled "G"-Arrow
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049