Gretsch G6136 '55 Vintage Select White Falcon, Vintage White Lacquer

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Gretsch G6136 '55 Vintage Select White Falcon, Vintage White Lacquer

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The Gretsch G6136 '55 Vintage Select White Falcon is based on the original design from 1955 by Jimmie Webster. This iconic model is ideal for any guitar collection and features a full host of classic Gretsch features, along with a 1955 inspired Cadillac tailpiece for authenticity. Equipped with a pair of TV Jones T-Almond pickups, the G6136 delivers a multi-dimensional tone with plenty of articulate detail. This hollow body guitar is constructed from a solid spruce top, along with a laminated maple body. For added acoustic projection, a classic pair of F sound holes are included, which also adds to the overall retro appearance. Additional features include squeezebox paper-in-oil capacitors for a crystal-clear transparent tone, Synchro-Sonic bridge, a parallel tone bar bracing system and a deluxe hardshell case.

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Body Construction

Based on the original model from 1955 and designed by Jimmie Webster, the G6136 features a classic hollow body construction using a solid spruce top, and a laminated maple body. The solid spruce soundboard offers a powerful acoustic projection, and when combined with the laminated maple body, produces crisp overtones with plenty of resonance. Its hollow body design provides a lightweight guitar that is perfect for gigging musicians who play quite frequently. In addition, a pair of classic 'F' sound holes are also featured on the solid spruce soundboard, which allow the natural sound to be projected acoustically. These elegantly cut holes, also provide a classic look that many guitarists associate with the 1950s era.

U-Shaped Neck Profile

As well as offering a comfortable body shape, the Gretsch G6136 also features a standard “U”-shaped maple neck which bears a 12”-radius for the ultimate comfort. This particular type of neck profile is also ideal for players with bigger hands, or players who are more comfortable with their thumb on the back or side of the neck. In addition, an ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets delivers a memorable playing experience that works with any fret-hand style.

TV Jones T-Armond Pickups

The '55 Vintage Select White Falcon is equipped with a pair of TV Jones T-Armond single-coil pickups, which deliver a multi-dimensional tone with plenty of articulate detail. Both pickups are equipped with large Alnico cylinder magnets and very thin magnet wire, producing a full-bodied harmonic tone. The adjustable cylinder magnets enable each string to be dialed in for perfect string-to-string balance, and a balanced tone with less string pull. With its stylish arrow control knobs, you can easily blend and shape the pickup sounds, achieving a tailored sound. In addition, the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors offer an incredibly smooth taper and silky vintage high end.

Synchro-Sonic bridge

For added quality, the Gretsch G6136 '55 Vintage Select White Falcon is equipped with a Synchro-Sonic bridge, which provides independent intonation adjustment for each string. This innovative bridge uses a sliding saddle for each string that can easily be moved forward and backward. Each saddle is topped by a thumbscrew that is easily loosened to allow saddle adjustment and then tightened to lock the saddle in place. An additional benefit of a Synchro-Sonic bridge eliminates the need for tools as adjustments can be made using only the fingers.

1955 Insprired Appointments

Finally, no Gretsch hollow body guitar would be complete without a full host of iconic appointments, that make it worthy of wearing the Gretsch name. The '55 Vintage Select White Falcon features the iconic Cadillac “G” tailpiece, 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. If that's not enough, you also receive a deluxe hardshell case for transportation between performances.

Features

  • Equipped with a duo of TV Jones T-Almond pickups for a multi-dimensional tone with plenty of articulate detail
  • Includes a deluxe hardshell case for safely transporting your instrument between performances
  • The new Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors deliver a crystal-clear transparent tone
  • Solid spruce top with a laminated maple body provides a flexible tone
  • Gold Grover Imperial locking tuning machines and gold jeweled “G Arrow” control knobs
  • Classic "F" holes for traditional Gretsch appearance
  • Synchro-Sonic bridge provides independent intonation adjustment for each string
  • Standard "U" neck profile is ideal for players with bigger hands or players who are more comfortable with their thumb on the back or side of the neck
  • Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish provides durable protection
  • Parallel Tone Bars bracing system reinforces the solid spruce top mated to laminated maple back and sides for powerful, balanced sound and increased projection
  • Stunning Mother-of-Pearl Hump Block with Feather Engraving inlays across the ebony fingerboard
  • Cadillac Tailpiece for a classic 1955 inspired appearance

Specifications

Body

  • Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Back: Laminated Maple
  • Body Shape: Falcon
  • Body Binding: Gold Sparkle with W/B/W/B Purfling
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Colour: White
  • Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Standard "U"
  • Neck Binding: Gold
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets:
  • Fret Size: 22
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Hump Block with Feather Engraving

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond
  • Neck Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Synchro-Sonic
  • Tuning Machines: Gover Imperial Gold
  • Control knobs: Jeweled-Arrow
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .011-.049
  • Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case