g7593 vs 6136

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by rosemary, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

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    what are the fundamental differences?? i can't find any info on them. i know this isn't an electromatic question so i apologize, but there seems to be zilch on this topic.
     
  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I think it's mostly cosmetic. The 7593 looks somewhat like a Baldwin era guitar, has block inlays on the fingerboard, a V-cut Bigsby and parallel bracing with a soundpost.

    The 6136 (at least according to the Gretsch site) has trestle bracing. It also has thumbnail inlays and a B-6 Bigsby.
     
  3. Pappy

    Pappy Country Gent

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    I think the Baldwin has a thicker top too.

    Basically they're white falcons from different eras. You can pick which one you think is cooler.:)
     
  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I know a fellow with a 7593 and it sounds & looks terrific.
     
  5. ronniegitar

    ronniegitar Gretschie

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    Rosemary-
    I believe the 7593 has smaller f holes than the 6136. It also has the wire vibrato arm rather than the thicker arm
     
  6. rosemary

    rosemary Synchromatic

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    thanks guys :) that leads me to a few more question lol!

    so it seems like the differences are primarily cosmetic, but are there any tonal differences? i noticed that all the white falcon owners on this forum favor a 6136 which i know is slightly more expansive, any reason why? also how does parallel bracing compare to trestle? a tall order...lol
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Trestle bracing is less likely to feedback and more focused sounding.
     
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