Guitar World : "Billy Duffy teases new smaller-bodied Gretsch White Falcon signature model"

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    May 1, 2018
    It’s like one of those guitars that comes with the guitar hero game
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  2. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    There must be some technical reason for Gretsch to switch from B6 to B7 on all their Pro Models. I mean, the only B6 left are on some classic reissues or Setzers. Every new model has B7 or B5 (which is basically the same concept). There should be something we don’t know. :)
  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Because they think people don’t want elevated fret boards so the tension bar lets them lower the fret board.
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  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    If it wasn't Gibson-ified w/ the neck height & B7 I would be all over that one...
    Last edited: May 1, 2021
  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hmmm. i don't think im a fan which is a shame because i wanted to like it.

    I think ot has potential though, i actually like the size of the head stock more to the penguin ones, it seems more proportional to the body which is what i wish gretsch did with the penguins, an extra pick up, a caddy tail and bigger f holes would work.
  7. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    How about calling it the Chicken Hawk?
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  8. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Gretschie

    Dec 29, 2020
    Well, they already did a Les Paul Special, albeit a lot cheaper and more in keeping with the original. ;) So I reckon it was just a matter of time.

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  9. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2020
    I kinda like it, and I usually don’t like white guitars or guitars without neck pickups. I don’t care what they call it.
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  10. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
    I'm not sure how that could be called a White Falcon. Seems like it is its own thing.
  11. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    All that body minimization with only 1 pickup and there still only 22 frets? BAH. STOP BEING COWARDS AND MAKE A GRETSCH WITH 24 FRETS!
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  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I always enjoy seeing evidence of offbeat thinking put into custom/signature guitars. That's not a standard Falcon/Penguin headstock. It appears to be modeled after the John Entwistle '61 Falcon fake/conversion:
    I like it. Not in my wheelhouse, but it's different, classy, and IMO, single bridge pickup guitars definitely have their place in this world.
  13. s360guitarist

    s360guitarist Electromatic

    Feb 17, 2010
    St. Louis
    My fav! (And the guitar looks good too.)

    Agreed the proto that BD has does not look all that Falcon-ish. The recent interview he did with Tone-Talk goes into it a little bit but it will be interesting to see its final outcome.

  14. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
    It's a 5655T painted white!
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  15. Paulie26

    Paulie26 Gretschie

    Sep 7, 2020

    Was thinking just that!

    However, I see that as very good thing
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  16. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I'm getting a Godin vibe from it for some reason.
  17. adauria

    adauria Gretschie

    Dec 22, 2016
    Wake Forest, NC
    Kinda like it too, but I definitely would miss a neck pickup.

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