NGD Fortus Falcon!

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Steveme, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. Steveme

    Steveme Electromatic

    12
    Aug 21, 2021
    South carolina
    Just Sharing my new Beauty. I was going back and forth between this and the new players falcons and I’m so glad I chose this one. It sounds incredible and the pickups really are unique.

    There is a chance I might switch the bridge to a tru-arc thoughts?


    Posting a pic here but not sure if it shows so here is the link. https://imgur.com/a/nqp9Uia
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations on that!
     
  3. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Dang that's sweet!
     
  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, nice choice, happy playing.
     
  5. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Beautiful . Congratulations and enjoy
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
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  8. maverick-tx

    maverick-tx Gretschie

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    Feb 7, 2017
    TX
  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

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    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on that fine Falcon. HNGD.
     
  10. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

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    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    Beautiful Guitar! Enjoy it!
     
  11. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Tortoise and white is one of the best looks out there.
     
  12. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  13. AlexO

    AlexO Electromatic

    42
    Jul 25, 2017
    Manchester
    Beauty!

    Hows the neck feel? Standard Gretsch U or a bit more substantial?
     
  14. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Oh my, I really like this one. Congretschulations!
     
  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Lovely, congrats Steve!:cool:

    I'd love one myself.
     
  16. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations on that white beauty.
     
  17. TobyB

    TobyB Electromatic

    7
    Nov 22, 2021
    UK
    Err ... just wondering ... you've just got it ... and it "sounds incredible" ... why are you already thinking of modifying it? What's wrong with it? Or could be improved? "Upgrading" an Electromatic as part of the purchase plan I can understand ... but if I had something like this I'd aim to play it a lot, and get used to its character and sounds ...
    Or is there some magic in a TruArc that will definitely be better than Gretsch/Fortus have come up with?
     
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  18. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    74
    Oct 19, 2018
    New England
    Beautiful contrast with the white and tortoise shell. How are you finding the controls?

    Everyone gets down on the adjustomatic but I'm personally thinking of changing to that style bridge on on Black Falcon. I cannot get down my palm muting using the stock synchro-sonic. I've heard someone makes flat adjustment screws, maybe I'll try those first.
     
  19. Steveme

    Steveme Electromatic

    12
    Aug 21, 2021
    South carolina

    All of my Gretsch guitars I’ve upgraded to bar bridges. Easier for palm muting and a few other features. A lot of times mods like a bridge change (drop in) couldn’t happen on a mass produced guitar. The tone pros bridge is $60 and the arc serpentune is around $150 I think just cost alone can attest to the higher quality piece.
     
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