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Gretsch Black Falcon G6136 TBK

The Falcon is at the top of of the Gretsch line, perhaps neck and neck with the Country Club. The Black Falcon is a somewhat rarer bird; most examples are white.

Serial Number Varies as new; Made in Japan at the Terada plant.
Pricing Current price at April 2015 is $3749.99 Canadian Dollars with original Gretsch case.
Neck Maple neck with gold-sparkle-bound, purfled ebony fingerboard with neo-classic thumbnail markers. 25.5″ scale length. Gold sparkle Gretsch inlay and ‘The Black Falcon’ plaque on black headplate.
Frets 22 medium frets.
Body 17″ maple laminate body with gold sparkle binding top and back and around the oversize F-holes. Trestle bracing.
Finish Gloss black finish and gold hardware.
Hardware/electronics Two Filter ‘Tron pickups, pickup and tone selector switches; master volume and individual, jewelled volume controls. Gold Grover Imperial tuners with ‘Deco’ buttons. Gold plexi pickguard with Falcon image. Gold Bigsby B6 and Space Control bridge on ebony base.
Playability/Action This is a wonderful guitar. The neck is wide enough for complex voicings but not uncomfortable, and it plays well and cleanly with the factory setup.
Case Original, new, Gretsch hardshell case included.
Comments This is my new favourite guitar. The Falcon is a classic, instantly recognisable instrument, and in black it’s perhaps a bit more eye-catching. It has all the great Gretsch tone and is a joy to play. The tone (or ‘mud’ switch) is a versatile and quite usable tool and the two switches add a visual balance to the individual volume controls. This guitar does come with the US-made Bigsby, so the Chet Atkins bracket and arm (not included) can be added in moments.

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