Gretsch USA Custom Shop G6136CS 59 White Falcon Masterbuilt by Stephen Stern, Black Binding Relic
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Some would say the late 1950's were the Golden Era of guitars, and for good reason. Lots of exciting changes in popular music drove top guitar companies to come up with the most innovative and attractive designs due to more demand for electrifying musical instruments. The electric guitar was becoming ever more prominent. These guitars where never constructed with Cost in mind, they were built with only one goal in mind. From the 1955 Gretsch catalog, "We were building an instrument for the artist-player whose caliber justifies and demands the utmost in striking beauty, luxurious styling, and peak tonal performance and who is willing to pay the price.”
This Custom Shop White Falcon is no different, Masterbuilt by Stephen Stern, this is the closest most of us can get to owning one of these fabled and highly sought after golden era Gretsch guitars. It is a absolute beast! Warm and fat, with all the Gretsch chime. This guitar can fit any musical style your heart desires. Playing this caliber of instrument, it is easy to see why players like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer, The Reverned Horton Heat and Bill Duffy have relied on them for there musical careers.
This Falcon sports a beautiful ages nitro finish and hardware with custom black binding and appointments. Absolutely Stunning!
Base Model: Falcon - 1959 Style
Aging Type: Relic
Tuners: Grover Imperial Machine Heads w/Stairstep Buttons
Pickups: TV Jones Classic
Wiring: Master Vol, Neck Vol, Bridge Vol, P/U Selector Switch and Tone Control
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl
Fretboard Inlay Style: Half Moon Thumbnail
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Truss Adjust: Headstock
Pickguard: White Falcon Engraving on Gold Pickguard
Knobs: Jeweled G Arrow
Bridge: Space Control
Top: Laminated Maple
Back: Laminated Maple
Sides: Laminated Maple
Headstock Logo: Squared Horizontal Gretsch Logo
Bodystyle: Single Cutaway, Hollow Archtop, 2 F-Holes
Special Notes: Black Binding, Chrome Hardware