This beautiful White Falcon is from Gretsch's Vintage Select series and has features harking back to the mid-50s which coincides with the advent of rockabiliy. Of course you don't have to play rockabilly to enjoy what this magnificent guitar has to offer. We love White Falcons so much, but especially the vintage-styled models. Once you start playing this guitar, you won't want to put it down.
Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this Falcon is dialed in and ready to join you on the main stage tonight. Comes with original hard shell case.
Experience the Falcon as it was envisioned by the great Jimmie Webster in 1955. The G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon™ Hollow Body 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” 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. The iconic G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon™ Hollow Body with Cadillac Tailpiece is the quintessential “Holy Grail” guitar. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.
Gold Grover Imperial Tuners
1 11/16" Bone Nut
Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length
Neck Depth .85" at First Fret and 1.27" at Twelfth Fret
22 Tall Narrow Frets
Ebony Fingerboard with 12" Radius
TV Jones T-Armond Single Coil Pickups
Melita Bridge and Cadillac Tailpiece
Laminated Maple Body in Gloss White with Gold Sparkle Trim
Weight 7 lbs 10 oz
Original Hard Shell Case
Serial Number JT22052074