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2006 Gretsch White Falcon G6136T

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Serial #: 025594JR-111

Body size at lower bout: 17". Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11 1/6" Body depth: 2 3/4"

Materials: Arched maple top, back, sides and neck; solid ebony rosewood fingerboard with pearl thumbprint inlays; gold sparkle body and neck binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Original gold hardware includes twin Filter 'Tron pickups, Gretsch Bigsby vibrola tailpiece; Grover Imperial tuners; pearlescent gold pickguard with falcon logo; adjustable compensated bridge; twin volume controls; master volume and tone controls; three-way pickup selector switch.

Notes: Gretsch introduced its iconic White Falcon model in 1955, as their top of the line electric instrument. A full size 17" thinline guitar, the Falcon was priced at an eye-popping $600, and featured engraved pearl inlay and gold sparkle binding, the latter repurposed from Gretsch's fancy drum material. By 1962, a double cutaway version made its debut, along with the Bigsby vibrato. Discontinued in 1981, the White Falcon has been reissued in various configurations since the late '80s, and remains one of Gretsch's most popular models.

With its slightly slimmed cutaway body, the White Falcon (Model G6136T) is fitted with gleaming all gold hardware, including twin Filter'Tron humbucking pickups, twin volume controls, master volume and tone controls, adjustable compensated bridge with roller type saddles, and a Gretsch Bigsby vibrola.

A solid spruce center block runs under the soundboard from the neck to the bridge, but does not touch the back, giving the guitar more sustain and feedback resistance, while still retaining the acoustic resonance of a hollow soundchamber. And unlike modern Chinese built reissues, this guitar is crafted entirely in Japan, handbuilt by master craftsmen in the famed Terada factory.

Meticulously maintained, this gleaming example is in 100% original condition, complete with its original deluxe hardshell case, and all factory hang tags and paperwork. Apart from a bit of fogging here and there on the gold plating, the guitar appears virtually unplayed, and arrived with its original clear plastic protector still attached to the pickguard. The tonal range is exceptionally versatile, from rockabilly to bop, and the action is smooth and low over a fresh high-precision setup on an easy D profile neck, with solid ebony fingerboard.

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Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Setup: This instrument is strung with light gauge nickel strings (.011-.052). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe Gretsch logo arched plush lined hardshell case.




















































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