G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon™ Hollow Body with Cadillac Tailpiece
Experience the Falcon as it was envisioned by the great Jimmie Webster in 1955. The G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon™ Hollow Body with Cadillac Tailpiece is a true “Dream Guitar” that will be the hallmark of any guitar collection. Fluid playability, robustly flexible tone and, of course, stunning Falcon style combine for a big, bold instrument that pops in the spotlight.
A pair of TV Jones® T-Armond single-coil pickups and the new Gretsch “Squeezebox” capacitors power this sonic raptor for crystal-clear transparent tone that lets the soul of the guitar’s definitive hollowbody tone shine through. The Synchro-Sonic™ bridge not only lends original-era authenticity, it offers pinpoint intonation accuracy, locking into place with a thumbscrew for tool-free adjustment. Parallel tone bars reinforce the solid spruce top mated to laminated maple back and sides for powerful, balanced sound and increased projection from the 2.75”-deep body. The 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and elegant mother-of-pearl Hump Block and feather inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for supple playability, making complex chords and intricate single-note playing effortless.
The White Falcon drips with sophisticated class, sporting shining gold hardware—including the iconic Cadillac “G” tailpiece and gold jeweled arrow knobs—gold sparkle bound neck, body and F-holes, gleaming vintage white gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and gold, vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. The iconic G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon™ Hollow Body with Cadillac Tailpiece is the quintessential “Holy Grail” guitar. Includes a deluxe hardshell case.
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges) Strap Buttons Gretsch® Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs
Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape Standard "U" Neck Binding Gold Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm) Fingerboard Material Ebony Number of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.6875" (42.86 mm) Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Humpblock with Feather Engraving Headstock Falcon™ Style Neck Plate NA