USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon™ Bass
The members of Cheap Trick have reigned as the high priests of hard-rocking U.S. power pop for more than 40 years, with an influential and infectiously ever-youthful sound driven by the impeccable playing and volcanic sound of bassist and co-founder Tom Petersson.
Petersson pioneered the creation and use of the 12-string bass guitar, and the Gretsch Custom Shop is supremely delighted to honor him with the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon™ Bass. Stunning in style and utterly seismic in tone, it puts Petersson’s distinctive stamp on the classic White Falcon Bass design, with premium features including dual custom Seymour Duncan® Super’Tron pickups, short scale length (30.5”), a specially designed 12-string Space Control™ bridge and Gretsch Cadillac tailpiece, gloss-finish maple neck with “C” profile, 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets and mother-of pearl inlays, gold hardware and pickguard, and more. With Petersson’s name and style, Gretsch’s first and only 12-string bass model is surely the most powerful Falcon ever.
Model Number 9252002684 Series Gretsch® USA Custom Shop Family Falcon™ Color White Number of Strings 12 Orientation Right-Hand
Build Basses Body Finish Gloss Body Shape Double Cutaway Body Material Laminated Maple Bracing Center Block Body Binding Gold with W/B/W/B Purfling Body Back Arched Laminated Maple Body Top Arched Laminated Maple Body Depth 2" (51 mm)
Strings E: .100, .045, .045 | A: .080, .035, .035 | D: .065, .025, .025 | G: .045, .018, .018
Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Urethane Neck Shape "C" Shape Neck Binding Gold Sparkle with B/W Purfling Scale Length 30.5" (775 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Vintage-Style Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.9" (48.3 mm) Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail Neck Plate NA
Bridge Space Control™ Hardware Finish Gold Tailpiece Gretsch® Cadillac Tailpiece Tuning Machines Gotoh® Die-Cast Pickguard Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch® Logo and Falcon Graphic Control Knobs Jeweled Arrow
Bridge Pickup Custom Seymour Duncan® Super'Tron™ Neck Pickup Custom Seymour Duncan® Super'Tron™ Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Middle Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Middle Pickup, Position 2. Middle and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration Super'Tron™ / Super'Tron™