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Gretsch Guitars G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon Hollowbody with Cadillac Tailpiece JT16031172

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The quintessential Gretsch guitar.

Experience the Falcon as it was envisioned by the great Jimmie Webster in 1955. The G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon Hollowbody with Cadillac Tailpiece is a true “Dream Guitar” that will be the hallmark of any guitar collection. Fluid playability, robustly flexible tone and, of course, stunning Falcon style combine for a big, bold instrument that pops in the spotlight.

A pair of TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups and the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors power this sonic raptor for crystal-clear transparent tone that lets the soul of the guitar’s definitive hollowbody tone shine through. The Synchro-Sonic bridge not only lends original-era authenticity, it offers pinpoint intonation accuracy, locking into place with a thumbscrew for tool-free adjustment. Parallel tone bars reinforce the solid spruce top mated to laminated maple back and sides for powerful, balanced sound and increased projection from the 2.75”-deep body. The 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and elegant mother-of-pearl hump block and feather inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for supple playability, making complex chords and intricate single-note playing effortless.

The White Falcon drips with sophisticated class, sporting shining gold hardware—including the iconic Cadillac “G” tailpiece and gold jeweled arrow knobs—gold sparkle bound neck, body and F Holes, gleaming vintage white gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and gold, vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Combination laminated/solid
  • Top wood: Spruce Solid
  • Body wood: Maple Laminated
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Hump-block
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: TV Jones T-Armond
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: TV Jones T-Armond
  • Brand: TV Jones
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Synchro-sonic
  • Tailpiece: "G" Cadillac
  • Tuning machines: Grover Imperial
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Japan

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