Guitar.com : Vintage Bench Test: 1979 Gretsch White Falcon

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  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Here <<LINK

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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Thank you for sharing this article, Zacky.
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Good to see you posting again cuz
     
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  4. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
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    Interesting read but a shabby looking guitar
    And what's with the tension bar Bigs??
     
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  5. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

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  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    It's a B-12. That's what they were using by the late '70s. Gents got them too.
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  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

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    Ah, never saw one on a Falcon before...must be an Arkansas thing
     
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  8. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    Granted, I'm a fussy one; this is the only bigsby that works for me:

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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    And me!
     
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  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

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    so cal
    that case is so excellent!
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    I think we had carpet like that back then! :eek:
     
  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Huw Price is on the GDP. Knows his Gretsches.
     
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  13. afire

    afire Country Gent

    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.
     
  14. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    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.
     
  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Looks like the same one that Billy Duffy played, with the exception of the B12.
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  16. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

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    Thanks, it was the most informative I’ve read on that era. My jaw dropped when I read the weight.
     
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  17. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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    De nada :)

    Merc = Mercury?

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  18. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

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    Yes, I shortened it from Mercury as I love the late 60’s early 70’s Cougars.
     
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  19. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    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.

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    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.

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