Gretsch G6136T White Falcon Guitar Detail Specs And Reviews

Gretsch is known mostly for their hollow-bodied guitars. The Gretsch White Falcon is a high-end electric hollowbody guitar introduced in 50’s. The White Falcon’s distinctive appearance is white finish with gold-sparkle pickguard featuring an engraved falcon and its striking hardware. Models are now available commemorating every phase in the design of the White. Modern Falcons are also available in black and silver.

The G6136T White Falcon is a single-cut guitar with fully hollow construction with vintage rock and roll styling and tone. This guitar features classic 50’s styling,  arched top, 1959 trestle bracing, gold-sparkle binding and oversized bound f holes. Luxurious gold appointments and elegant white finish enhance the world-famous appeal of the classic Gretsch Guitars. Let’s see the detail specs of this guitar.

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Body

Body Shape: Falcon
Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Sides: Laminated Maple
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle
F Holes Sound Holes: Bound Oversized “F”-Holes
Body Depth: 2.75″ (70 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 17″ (432 mm)
Body Binding: Multiple

Neck

Number of Frets: 22
Position Inlays: Neo-Classic “Thumbnail”
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
Head Stock Binding: Bound
Fretboard: Ebony
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.8 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Headstock: “V” Shaped with Vertical Winged Sparkle Gretsch Logo
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard

Electronics

Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
Neck Pickup: High Sensitive Filter’Tron
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1.(Neck Pickup), Volume 2.(Bridge Pickup), Master Volume.

Hardware

Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Bridge: Ebony-Based Space Control Roller
Bridge Cover: Bigsby B6GB Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Die-Cast
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby Flat Handle
Auxiliary Switching: 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off. Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open. Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off

Build:

The Gretsch G6136T White Falcon guitar’s made in Japan. It is made completely of laminated maple body which measure 17″ wide, and 2.75″ deep and it also has two “f” holes and an elevated pickguard. Laminated wood allows the tone to reverberate better and gain more power. The Gloss Urethane finish is one of the finer points of this guitar, as is the nice single cutaway body style.

Three-piece maple neck has an ebony fingerboard with gold-sparkle binding and 22 fret and Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays. The neck is super fast over its entire length, it may well sail solo unlike G6120 which are rather intended for rhythmic or rockabilly! Ebony fingerboard and frets enough fines.

Pickup:

This guitar comes equipped with FilterTron pickups. FilterTrons are dual-coil “humbucking” pickups, developed by Ray Butts at the request of Chet Atkins, who was not particularly fond of Dynasonics. On this guitar, Grestch install Modern High Sensitive (HS) Filtertron pickup. Which use Alnico magnets rather than ceramic, as most modern FilterTrons did, at least in the pre-Fender era. Alnico magnets are generally considered to give them a better, more vintage sound.

It has that classic Gretsch sound that can be heard in old Nashville Country recordings, beatle recordings all the way to Red Hot Chilli Pepper recordings. Basically a bright, yet pleasant shimmering sound. The guitar has a huge potential ranging from the Jazz.

Hardware:

Bridge section on this Falcon is made up of adjust-o-matic bridge, Bigsby vibrato and trapezoid tailpiece. Roughly half the models in the current Gretsch electric instrument lineup use the Adjusto-Matic bridge. It offered precise individual intonation for each string by means of six individually adjustable saddles. Looks like a ’50s-’60s Gibson Tun-O-Matic. Bridge saddles are lightly slotted in the center. With the Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects. For the tuners on this guitar we got Grover Imperial gold-plated die-cast tuners.

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Personally, I love the look, I love the sound of the Gretsch G6136T White Falcon Guitar. This guitar will withstand live playing. The hardware seems that it will last for a long time. The guitar is beautifully balanced and surprisingly lightweight. The guitar is in three color Black, White and Gold which the price of Gretsch G6136T White Falcon Guitar is about $3.674,00

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