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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Jun 16, 2019.
Thank you for sharing this article, Zacky.
Good to see you posting again cuz
Interesting read but a shabby looking guitar
And what's with the tension bar Bigs??
It's a B-12. That's what they were using by the late '70s. Gents got them too.
Ah, never saw one on a Falcon before...must be an Arkansas thing
Granted, I'm a fussy one; this is the only bigsby that works for me:
that case is so excellent!
I think we had carpet like that back then!
Huw Price is on the GDP. Knows his Gretsches.
A V-cut B6 certainly looks Gretschier. I wonder if they had reduced the neck angle in the later years necessitating the tension bar?
It's also kind of ironic that they started making the Chet arm standard right about when Chet was halfway out the door.
I didn't notice that before. Yes, he certainly does. His vintage Anniversary to 6120 conversion is one of my favorite threads/series.
I didn't think of that; interesting.
I remember demoing a Country Gent of a similar vintage to the subject White Falcon. Sonically and visually, I was not that impressed and held on to my vintage ~'67 Streamliner with dual Supertrons.
Looks like the same one that Billy Duffy played, with the exception of the B12.
Thanks, it was the most informative I’ve read on that era. My jaw dropped when I read the weight.
Merc = Mercury?
Yes, I shortened it from Mercury as I love the late 60’s early 70’s Cougars.
This photo was taken in 02 with my first Cougar. Actually a semi rare 68 GT with a 390. I forget the exact number made but it was around 5,000. No longer have it though.
This is my current 70 Cougar I’ve had for 11 years. I’ve never done a burn out in it like the 68. I’m a bit older now and simply enjoy driving it.