Gretsch releases Black Falcon guitar

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-11-19)

Gretsch releases Black Falcon guitar

The G6136TBK Black Falcon™ with Bigsby® is both gorgeous and scorching, with classic 1959 styling. The single-cutaway hollow body has an arched top, 1959 trestle bracing and oversized bound f holes; the three-piece maple neck has an ebony fingerboard with Neo Classic™ thumbnail inlays. Other features include dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, three-position pickup switch, gold-sparkle binding (body, fingerboard and headstock), gold plexi pickguard with Falcon motif, horizontal gold-sparkle Gretsch® logo headstock inlay, gold-plated Grover® Imperial™ tuners, Space Control™ bridge and Bigsby® B6GB vibrato tailpiece.

US MSRP: $4,425. Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Sides: Laminated Maple Sides
Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple
Bracing: 1959 Style Trestle Bracing
F Holes Sound Holes: Bound Oversized F-Holes
Body Depth: 2.75" (69.85 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 17" (43.2 cm)
Body Binding: Multiple Body Bindings

Number of Frets: 22
Position Inlays: Neo Classic™ "Thumbnail"
Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
Head Stock Binding: Binding on Headstock
Fretboard: Ebony
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Headstock: "V" Shaped Headstock
Neck Binding: Bound Fingerboard

Pickup Configuration: H/H
Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron™ Bridge
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.
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Bridge: Ebony-Based Space Control™ Roller Bridge
Bridge Cover: Bigsby® B6GB Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Grover® Imperial™ Die-Cast Tuners
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby® Flat Handle

Auxiliary Switching: 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off. Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open. Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off Miscellaneous
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 Accessories

Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Pickguard: Gold Plexi Pickguard
Included Accessories: Includes G6242L Deluxe Control Knobs: Jeweled "G" Knobs

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