NGD: Bird of Prey

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by calebaaron666, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Beautiful. Lots of Falcons arriving here lately.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Duane Eddy handle stolen from my 5420 for now.:cool:
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  3. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Having been there done that several times with several floating bridge guitars try the rosin before double stick tape no risk of damage works great. After seven years I just bought my old Falcon back in the last couple weeks.
     

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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oh yeah, I saw your thread around the same time I found mine.
    Congrats! I guess there is a lot of Falcon activity in GT these days!

    It’s funny, I JUST sold a brand new gold chet handle about a month ago. I had no idea I would be buying a Falcon! I really wish I still had it to try on mine. They look so good on these guitars.
    Probably for the best, I’m a bigger fan of the Duane Eddy handle anyway.

    Maybe I’ll try some rosin. I wonder if I can find some locally?
     
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  5. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    I bought my rosin on Amazon.
     
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  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I see some on there for $2.99
    Probably a lifetime x2 supply.
     
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  7. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    138
    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    Well, well, well, the "bird of prey" has become the prey.
    The hunter has become the hunted, how the turn tables ...


    Congrats on the NGD.

    Sorry, but all this NGD around here is making me a little GASsy.
     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Haha classic!
    Thanx!
     
  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
  10. NJDevil

    NJDevil Gretschie

    473
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Congratulations Calebaaron! I spent many hours in both Rudy's and Matt Umanov's in NYC playing the Falcon. My big $$$ guitar at the time was an '05 Black Phoenix. Both were equal for me.....different reasons of course because they are different beasts but I was able to get the Phoenix for less.

    That was December of '09 and picked up a Taylor acoustic less than 6 months later. My wife let me know I was on the edge of pressing my luck so I remained a White Falcon spectator since.

    And additional points for the Twin Peaks nod with the Audrey Horne pic!!!!
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I hear ya man.
    Luckily my ol’ lady has been pretty cool about my gear problem because I’m able to hold up my end of the household.
    I also worked about 60-70 hours per week for the month of August.
    HOWEVER, this Falcon is the last substantial purchase for a long while. I MEAN IT!!!:)

    It’s cool buying a quality guitar that needs nothing major done to it for a change!

    And yeah, Sherilyn Fenn was my 90’s babe, and she will forever hold dominion over the darker corners of my imagination. ;)
     
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  12. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    215
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Double stick tape will ruin the tone! Bwaaaa!

    Nice guit! Solid score
     
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  13. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Nice GreTsch, congratulations Caleb!
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh if I only had a nickel every time I said that ........:D
     
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I bet you’d have a whole lotta nickels!
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
     
  17. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
     
  18. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    Age:
    65
    983
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    This might be 2 of the funniest things I will read all day.;) Big congrats on the Falcon Caleb.
     
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  19. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    394
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    The space control bridge and stock filters are awesome. I know some immediately start changing them but they are perfect in my opinion and experience. Beautiful guitar! Congrats!
     
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  20. vidiot72

    vidiot72 Gretschie

    159
    Aug 31, 2009
    Montgomery, Alabama
    335C6163-DFEB-47D3-A75B-EBC2269472C7.jpeg It’s a 2012.
     
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