A very special NGD! The Gretsch I’ve been waiting for!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TheEightSixty, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. TheEightSixty

    TheEightSixty Newbie

    2
    Aug 24, 2020
    Connecticut
    So, a little back story on this one.

    I started playing guitar at 15. My first guitar was an Aria Pro II Strat and as time passed, I became a more proficient player. It was at this point I wanted to upgrade my guitar.

    Now, my father always played a Gibson ES-125, and my brother played a small orchestra of guitars highlighted by an old 53’ Gretsch Broadcaster.

    Needless to say, the hollow body guitar sound was a strong influence on me growing up, and there was always something about my brothers Gretsch that just said...the dude that plays this guitar is one cool cat! From there I was always drawn to Gretsch guitars, but the price of the really nice ones kept them out of reach.

    Since my interest was peaked way back with Gretsch guitars, there was always one model that set itself apart from the others to me, and has been number one on the list for me for a long while. The White Falcon! In all of its oversized and gaudy glory, that was my dream guitar!

    Finally, on Tuesday of this week the FedEx truck pulled up and delivered a dream. I was finally able to purchase a brand new White Falcon! I opted for the double cut center block version as it has a slightly slimmer body, and the center block cuts down on feedback.

    I truly love this guitar and all the wonderful sounds I can get out of it. Everything from rock to punk, to country, to alternative are at my fingertips with this beautiful guitar!

    I just wanted to share this with the forum, and say that Gretsch is such an amazing brand with a great history and iconic look. If you’re on the fence about buying one, hop on over that fence and get ready to rock! You won’t be disappointed! I know I’m not!
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  2. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    943
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    BEAUTIFUL, CONGRADS and ENJOY, Love It
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, TheEightSixty and congrats on your new White Falcon!
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  4. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    300
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    Enjoy!
     
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  5. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congratulations on reaching a dream, nothing looks as fancy as a white falcon, enjoy.
     
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  6. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    133
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    It's... It's beautiful man. Congratulations on this glorious guitar!
     
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  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    The utmost in guitar glory! Congrats and welcome! Play it long and loud in good health.
     
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  8. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    721
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    I am in awe!!
    What a BEAUTIFUL guitar!
     
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  9. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    958
    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Yes, worth waiting a lifetime for. Get into it!
     
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Welcome and congrats.

    Great feeling to finally catch a dream. Enjoy.
     
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  11. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Congratulations. Falcons are worth waiting for!
     
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  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk and congratulations on your new Falcon.
     
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  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations and have fun with that!
     
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  14. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

    380
    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    "Now that's what I'm talking about!"
     
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  15. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    436
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    Congratulations on the dream come true!
     
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Congrats!
    Welcome to Club Falcon!
     
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  17. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    671
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Gorgeous!!! Welcome to GT and thanks for sharing your story. Rock on!
     
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  18. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    292
    May 18, 2020
    Chicago
    Absolutely gorgeous guitar. Congrats!
     
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  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Wonderful all the way around!! Congrats and turn up!! :) :)
     
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  20. Crowbar

    Crowbar Electromatic

    64
    Nov 20, 2012
    North Dakota
    A very HNGD to you! Congrats on a beauty!
     
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