I guess I'm too old because a Falcon should not have a tension bar Bigsby and doesn't the newer thinner one have a tension bar Bigsby? I'll go one farther and say any proline should not have a tension bar Bigsby. Granted that is an individual choice I am sure others like them, for my money, I don't and won't pay that kind of cash for one. OP here is a thought if you are concerned with the size of a Falcon but can't find one to play go play some acoustics. I figure if you can handle that you can handle a Falcon.