Steerhead Falcon

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Ted Keane, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tough crowd tonite. :D

    I wonder if it would be better if the horns were pointing the other way?
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  2. Ted Keane

    Ted Keane Electromatic

    Mar 19, 2016
    Ft Collins,Colorado
    Gretsch Custom Shop G6136CS Steerhead Falcon Ivory Masterbuilt By Stephen Stern w/Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard (Serial #UC20122071) Chicago Music Exchange.I can't download the page.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2021
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Nah,it's not for me,even at 10% of the asking price.

    Horn holes,really,they're turning them into cartoons ffs.:rolleyes:

    Just give me a regular Falcon thanks.
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  4. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Its a NAMM piece. They ran a video from the custom shop onInstagram this week. Cant share it here unfortunately. The Gucci Penguin was gorgeous but this one misses for me. Its those horns. I like my f holes to look like f holes.
  5. cvr31

    cvr31 Gretschie

    Fugly. Hard pass.
  6. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Just because they can... doesn't mean they should. I would actually love the aesthetics on that guitar if it just didn't have sound-holes at all.
  7. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Ugh... back to the loch with ya, Nessie!
  8. Ted Keane

    Ted Keane Electromatic

    Mar 19, 2016
    Ft Collins,Colorado
    I kinda get the feeling it's not well liked.Well,someone paid $11,330 for it.And I bet there's a big Cadillac with steer horns on the front to drive it around.Me,It's ugly as sin.
  9. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    That made me LOL, thanks!
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That was my thought too. It'd fit better with a DSW than a Falcon. Maybe the buckle tailpiece from the 70s Roc Jet.
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  11. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Country Gent

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    As a loves-cat's-eyes guy on record as being no fan of traditionally "f"-shaped sound holes, I would definitely go steerhead if offered in a production model.

    And, yes, pointing the other way -- as suggested by a poster above -- would also be cool.
  12. lordhelmet

    lordhelmet Gretschie

    Apr 5, 2020
    Heres a link to the Gretsch Instagram account with a 17 minute video about the current Custom Shop NAMM projects. Stephen Stern is the "host", the builders show their pieces and talk a little bit about them. The highly controversial Steerhead Falcon is at the very end, but I suggest you watch it all!

    TBH this thing is startin to grow on me the more I look at it. At least I can admire the creativity and I think it's very cool, that the Custom Shop builders have the opportunity to create their weird and unique guitars! I guess when you're making Vintage-style Gretsches all day, you want to be crazy sometimes...
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  13. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Maybe the still photos don't do it justice. Either way, they will sell as many as they care to build if they can get the right artist to play it.
  14. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Oh, man! The White Falcon at the beginning and the Gucci are amazing! So is the leather work on the Moo Cow. If I had the $$ I'd consider any or all of them. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just had a look at the video and that Gucci 6130 is wicked, I would totally rock that thing, in saying that though going off Gretsch custom shop prices and Gucci prices I'm sure it's way out of my price range.
  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Sorry to everyone here who likes it. But that´s not for me.:confused::eek:
    Does not look like a Falcon or even like a Gretsch to my eyes. Jmho.
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  17. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    Jul 26, 2020
    I don't like it either lol
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