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

    Aug 24, 2020
    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 Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    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

    Jun 17, 2020
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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 Synchromatic

    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 Country Gent

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

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    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
    Welcome and congrats.

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

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    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 Synchromatic

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

    nasonm Gretschie

    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
    Welcome to Club Falcon!
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  17. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    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

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

    TSims1 Gretschified

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

    Crowbar Electromatic

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