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Gretsch Guitars G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon Hollowbody with Cadillac Tailpiece JT16010404

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Experience the Falcon as it was envisioned by the great Jimmie Webster in 1955. The G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon Hollowbody with Cadill...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-19-2018

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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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