Mystery White Falcon

Goldtrek

Electromatic
Jan 4, 2017
17
Colorado
- similar to White Falcon 1955 Single Cutaway, except has a carved solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard and bridge base, 24kt. gold plating on hardware, two Gretsch Dynasonic pickups, available with hand rubbed lacquer finish, 17 in. body width, mfg. 1995-99.
 
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DaddyDog

Country Gent
Sep 18, 2011
2,826
Mississauga, Canada
Pictures would help, especially of the label inside, but most of what you've described does peg it as a 1990's Falcon reissue.

As for "what it's worth"... oh boy, that's a landmine. In the last year or two, the price of a new Falcon has shot up significantly. As a result, there are hundreds of used Gretsch sellers basing their asking price on those new prices. Furthermore there are Japanese eBay listings with ridiculously high prices.

I'm not in the USA but you may be able to find those for $2000-$2500?
 

Goldtrek

Electromatic
Jan 4, 2017
17
Colorado
It's not the same guitar posted above in the Reverb ad. There's no mention of that one being a 1955 RI.
 
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Goldtrek

Electromatic
Jan 4, 2017
17
Colorado
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Mal Belford

Gretschie
Apr 4, 2016
403
Sweden
If you google G6136 1955....

You see alot of them...and many call em Vintage Select....

That is a real beauty....love it....
 

Goldtrek

Electromatic
Jan 4, 2017
17
Colorado
Thanks! The ones that come up from a Google search show a many either Vintage Select, or Golden Era, but I think they are a different bird (literally!:)). Those all seem to have serial number designations on the back of their headstocks.
The one I'm looking at does not... only the inside designation.
Mine also has the "carved out to reveal Gretsch and wings" look on the headstock (see pic). The Google search ones have the logo and wings overlaid.
Different bird... just don't know which one! o_O
 
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audept

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Platinum Member
Dec 1, 2010
30,184
Sydney, Australia
Welcome to the forum, Goldtrek! That sure is an interesting bird, never seen the Gretsch winged logo engraved into the headstock before.
 

GTR6119

Country Gent
Oct 12, 2014
1,489
London
All the Gretsch's with Gold on them are 24K and they look great but you have to look after them by wiping them down to remove your finger prints every time you touch the Gold hardware,

I would love one of the 2014/15 G6136 with Dynas and a Bigsby, You can never have enough Twang :D:D:cool:

John.
 

Goldtrek

Electromatic
Jan 4, 2017
17
Colorado
Exactly... I was thinking if someone else had one, they would eventually confirm. If I had to bet, I'd still say it's part of this series (found on guitar-list.com)
GRETSCH 1955 WHITE FALCON CUSTOM REISSUE MODEL G6136-1955
Dates of manufacture:
1995 to 1999
GRETSCH manufactured the 1955 WHITE FALCON CUSTOM REISSUE MODEL G6136-1955 between 1995 and 1999

- similar to White Falcon 1955 Single Cutaway, except has a carved solid spruce top, ebony fingerboard and bridge base, 24kt. gold plating on hardware, two Gretsch Dynasonic pickups, available with hand rubbed lacquer finish, 17 in. body width, mfg. 1995-99.
 


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