What’s your favorite limited Falcon?

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  1. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Crème de Marine. A Falcon is too big for me, but I’d love a Falcon Jr. in this colour.

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  2. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    I tested the white BD Falcon against mine with TV Jones Classics and True Arc aluminum bridge and the BD just sucked in comparison sound wise. But I admit, I hate Blacktops. Other than that, I think both are beauties ;)

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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    If only that one had the vertical headstock logo. Fabulous colour
     
  4. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    I like Falcons that aren't limited...:)

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  5. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Electromatic

    84
    Jun 15, 2011
    Vancouver
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    There was this Black Falcon I owned back in the day (I think it was the 2006 Gretsch catalog) ... one of my friends owns Tom Petty's Black Falcon and I was able to A/B them. To me this was the player but definitely didn't have the vintage feel of Tom's. I also have a luthier-made White Falcon from the 90's that I have changed the tuners, Bigsby and had ivory inserts added to the roller bridge (between the saddles) to keep my right hand from ratcheting them and snapping strings.
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  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah, I’ve never actually played a BD Falcon. I think they look cool, but I’d be hard pressed to find a Falcon I like more than my 2004 6136T.

    I’d love to try one someday though. I know the Blacktops in his Falcon are not the same found in Electros. Well, definitely not the bridge pickup. It’s based in a Tron Seymour Duncan built for him in the 80’s to compete with his les pauls on stage output wise. Billy doesn’t seem to ever use anything other than the bridge pickup on his Falcon.
     
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  7. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    994
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    I have the white one. Absolutely killer rock machines (though hardly limited to that). FWIW, I own and adore TVJCs, but these pickups do things the Classics can’t. I love ‘em.

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  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    @WilleE
    Really dig your profile pic. Seems like John Lennon's still alive and well, only a longer beard after all these years ;)
     
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  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Black Birds ain't too bad either.

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  10. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    Here's my Black Falcon with vertical logo and feathered inlays. I think they were only made for a few years.

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  11. cvr31

    cvr31 Gretschie

    I'd love to have one of the Red Falcons that came out within the last few years.
     
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  12. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    All of them.... but I think the Blue or the Aztec Silver falcons I saw.
     
  13. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I quite like this 62 double cut LTD run too.:cool:

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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Man, I would love to have one of these to go with my white one of the same era.
    Gold rules, silver drools!
     
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  15. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    941
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Aztec silver falcon? This would be cool, tried googling it but nothing came up?
     
  16. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    It was a Music Zoo exclusive from sometime ago. I saved a bunch of photos but can't find them. Only bad thing about it was that it was relic-ed.
    I found some pinterest fotos though.

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  17. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    941
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah is a great colour combo, I'm with you on the relicing, I know some people love finish checking but in this case it just ruins that one in my opinion.
     
  18. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    790
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    These were nice:

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  19. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    That’s exactly, what Billy Duffy wanted, pickups optimized for overdrive. Downside is a sub par clean tone.

    But from the looks, it‘s one of the most beautiful Falcons with silver instead of golden hardware and binding.
     
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