New Bigsby Day

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, Aug 29, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I get it. I put a V-cut on my 5420 for the same reason, aesthetics.

    Yours is beautiful

    @mbkri We both know you are not done….Gotta go all the way, a gold Duane Eddy handle.

  2. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    You mean this bad boy? 9D3B70F4-AB75-4C03-B036-FDAB8A6965A2.jpeg
    Unfortunately this one had to go to create space and funds for the white one. Its one heck of a great way to hold the end of some strings though!
  3. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA

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  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Every time I look at yours, I do miss mine, which was a twin to yours.

    Bought mine with the Cad "V" tailpiece and put on the "V" cut Bigs with a DE arm.

    They're a very unique RI Falcon, just like the vintage few that were made.

    These Birds are really cool.
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron

    Pure class that,i was thinking of putting one on my Phoenix !
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  6. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015

    I like it, only improvement to the gold V-cut on there for me would be if it had some black shading in the relief for the "Gretsch by Bigsby" to balance it a bit against the ebony. I also like the DE arms too but I think the gold plated standard arm on the gold V-cut is less of an eye catcher in a negative way for me than the chrome plated ones against the raw aluminium of the chrome V-cuts.
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  7. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    Sweet. To be honest, I'm more a lover of the regular B6 overall, but I have to say that the Vcut looks absolutely better on Falcons, especially on the White.
    I tend to associate White Falcon to Billy Duffy and The Cult, so for me it's an 80s guitar and that Gretsch period speaks Vcut all the way :).
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    If I’m being honest, my appreciation for Billy Duffy was about 85% of the reason why I swapped out the regular B6 for a Gold V-cut on my ‘04 Falcon. I also added the wire handle, of course.
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  9. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    New Rocking Bar bridge for my birthday from the kiddoes. Its my favourite bridge.
    Now the Falcon is complete…. Unless i go for the duane arm 4C1747B4-6FBD-4474-94F6-7CC55BEDA9C7.jpeg 0349F05F-764C-4386-8740-D46656E1BDB4.jpeg
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