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Gretsch White Falcon Electric Guitar - Review

Gretsch White Falcon | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this incredible fingerstyle electric guitar.

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Model: Gretsch White Falcon - Electric Guitar

No. Strings: 6
Colors:(805) White, (G6136)
Body Style: Single Cutaway
Scale Length:25.5" (648mm)
Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Bracing:1959 Style Trestle Bracing
Back and Sides: Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2.75" Deep
Neck: 3-Piece Maple
Pickups: 2 High Sensitive Filter'TronTM Pickups
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup),
Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
Master Volume,
3-Position Toggle Master Tone Switch:
Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off
Position 2. Switch Out of the Circuit, Pickup is Wide Open
Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
Width at Nut: 1-11/16" (43mm)
Fretboard: Ebony, 12" Radius (305mm)
Bridge: Ebony-Based Space ControlTM Roller-Bridge
Tailpiece:Bigsby® B6GB Vibrato Tailpiece
Hardware: Gold-Plated
Finish: Gloss Urethane
Case: Includes G6242L Deluxe Hardshell Case, US MSRP $220.00
No. of Frets: 22
Machine Heads: Grover® ImperialTM Gold-Plated Die-cast Tuners
Unique Features: V-Shaped Falcon Headstock with Horizontal Gretsch Logo, Neo Classic "Thumbnail" Inlay Position Markers, Gold-Sparkle Fingerboard and Headstock Bindings, Oversized Bound F-Holes, Multiple Gold-Sparkle Body Bindings, Gold-Sparkle Inlaid Gretsch Logo on Headstock, Gold Plexi Dove-Style Pickguard with Falcon Detail, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod

Gretsch White Falcon Electric Guitar: MSRP: $4,425.00
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

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G6136T Gretsch White Falcon w/ Bigsby.

Gretsch White Falcon now available with Bigsby Vibrato! Luxurious gold appointments and elegant White finish enhance this classic Gretsch guitar's world-famous appeal.

The Gretsch White Falcon features dual High-Sensitive Filtertron pickups, a vertical Gretsch headstock logo, Bigsby B6GB vibrato tailpiece, and feather engraved mother-of-pearl hump block position markers.

Includes free Gretsch G6242L Deluxe Hardshell Case a $220 value

Gretsch White Falcon Electric Guitar: MSRP $4,425.00

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Features: 9.0

The Gretsch White Falcon was the first serious electric guitar that I owned. It was a 1970's model and is viturally the same today as it was back then.

I loved that guitar. The only reason I parted with it was to get enough case to buy my Gretsch SuperChet, which I still have today.

How I wished I wouldn't have sold that Gretsch White Falcon now. It would have been worth a mint as they are considered quite rare. Unfortunately it was destroyed by the guy who bought it. He backed over it with his car!!

This guitar has all of the features that you will want in a great fingerstyle guitar. But be fooled into thinking that it is only for fingerstyle. This guitar also makes a great flat pick style guitar as well.

My personal preference is that the Gretsch White Falcon guitar is a bit to showy - you know the gold sparkle and all. That is initially why I sold my. I prefer a slightly understated design.

Sound Production: 9.5

Ok I admit it, I love that "Great Gretsch Sound" and I have had several Gretsch guitars over the course of my musical carrier. This guitar is up to par with all the other Chet Atkins models. It has the same electronics and basically puts out the same sound.

Action: 9.0

The people at Gretsch do a great job of setup on their guitars. The nuts do not have to be touched because they install a zero fret on most of their guitar. Very smart. The nut is the hardest adjustment to make on an electric guitar.

If the action is not to your taste on the bridge end of things it is a very simple matter to adjust upward or downward.

Usually they come from the factory perfectly setup and rarely need any adjustment.

Durability: 9.5

Like I said, my Gretsch SuperChet is over 30 years old and it still looks like brand new. It could be hanging on the wall in a music shop. There are no cracks, finish imperfections, delamination or any other complaints that I could make about the Gretsch White Falcon.

The only thing it won't resist is being rolled over by a drunk musician's car. : )

Customer Service: 10.0

FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.

This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein.



    Fret wear, saddle wear, nut wear, strings and batteries.
    Setups, adjustments or routine maintenance of any kind.
    Damage to finishes or cracks, splitting, or warpage of wood due to changes in temperature or humidity, exposure to or contact with sun, fire, moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration, guitar straps, guitar stands/hangers made from vinyl, plastic, rubber or other synthetic materials, any other chemicals or non-FMIC-approved polishes.
    Damage, corrosion or rusting of any hardware components caused by humidity, salty air, or exposure to the moisture, body salts and acids of perspiration.
    Any damage to an instrument resulting from customization or modification.
    Normal wear and tear on any part of the instrument, case or gig bag including jacks, controls, switches, plated surfaces, tuning machines, pickguards, zippers, clasps, handles, latches, case hardware, etc.
    Any damage or deterioration to the neck set or internal bracing due to the normal and natural aging properties of the woods used in construction of the instrument.
    All other damage and deterioration due to normal usage, wear and tear, aging, accidents, neglect, abuse, or Acts of Nature.
    Any instrument, whose serial number is missing, altered or tampered with in any fashion.
    Any instrument purchased from anyone other than an Authorized Gretsch Dealer.
    Instruments that have been serviced by unauthorized persons (any person other than an FMIC Certified Technician at an Authorized Service Center).

Note: This is only a partial listing of the Warranty. Click to see Full Warranty

Overall Score: 9.4

The Gretsch White Falcon is one of the best fingerstyle guitars you will ever put you hands on. It has all of the features that you can imagine and will stand up to the rigors of being on the road. Like I mentioned earlier in this review, it has the same electronics as the Chet Atkins models and the sound will match those models very closely.

I'm not overly impressed with the gold sparkle and the big pad on the back, but I'm sure many people will appreciate these appointments.

The sound production is beautiful and the Gretsch White Falcon has a deep Chet Atkins type sound

If you are an advanced music student or seasoned professional guitarist, this guitar will more than meet anything you want to tackle. I give the Gretsch White Falcon very high marks.

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Features: 1 - 10 points
Top & Back materials - neck type & material - body type incl. cutaways - finish - electronics - Neck features

Sound Production: 1 - 10 points
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Action: 1 - 10 points
How the guitar is setup from the factory - scale accuracy - playability up the neck

Guitar Durability: 1 - 10 points
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Customer Support:  1 - 10 points
How does the maker respond to customer concerns and questions

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