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Gretsch G6136LSB White Falcon Bass, 2011

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Here’s something unusual a Gretsch G6136LSB White Falcon Bass dating to November 2011. We rarely see these basses; they were not produced with the original 1950’s versions of the White Falcon, and first appeared around 2006 as a new model built for Gretsch at the Japan Terada plant (hence the JT at the start of the serial number). This plant builds many really excellent quality instruments.

The Gretsch G6136LSB White Falcon Bass uses a fully hollow, arched Maple laminate body with tone bar bracing, and a 34-inch scale Maple neck with bound Ebony fingerboard, and with the engraved gold-plated “THE WHITE FALCON” plaque on the Falcon-styled headstock. It’s a White Falcon, so of course all of the binding is Gold Sparkle.

This 2011 Gretsch G6136LSB White Falcon Bass, officially Gretsch model number G6136LSB (for Long Scale Bass) and catalog number 2411412805, is in all original condition with gold plated metal parts – Sperzel locking tuners, G-cutout tailpiece, Space Control Bridge on ebony base, TV Jones Thunder ‘Tron pickups, Gretsch knurled strap buttons. and Gretsch wiring – master volume, individual volume controls, pickup selector, tone switch, and standby switch.

The Gretsch White Falcon was introduced in 1954 as a top of the line showpiece for the NAMM show, but a bass model wasn’t put into production at the time. A few years ago, Gretsch decided to add a bass version to the line. Built in Japan, these instruments show off the quality of Gretsch’s current production; it’s a really good instrument. Being fully hollow, it has its limitations at high stage volumes, but in many other contexts such as recording or smaller venues it’s an outstanding and elegant bass.


 

Price: $2899 CAD
  • Model: G6136LSB White Falcon Bass
  • Year: 2011
  • Finish GLoss White
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: JT11125081
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 21/12/2017

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 864mm 34in
  • Nut Width: 42.86mm 1.6875in
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