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Gretsch G6136-55 Vintage Select Edition '55 Falcon Hollow Body With Cadillac Tailpiece, Tv Jones, Solid Spruce Top, Vintage White, Lacquer With Hardshell Case

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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” paper-in-oil 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.


Build: Hollow Body 

Cutaway: Single Cutaway 

Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Body Shape: Falcon

Body Material: Laminated Maple with Solid Spruce Top

Bracing: Parallel Tone Bars 

Body Binding: Gold Sparkle with W/B/W/B Purfling

Body Back: Laminated Maple

Body Top: Solid Spruce

Body Depth: 2.75" (7 cm)

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

Bridge Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond

Neck Pickup: TV Jones T-Armond

Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration: TV Jones / TV Jones

Bridge: Synchro-Sonic 

Hardware Finish: Gold

Tailpiece: Gretsch "G" Cadillac Tailpiece 

Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Die-Cast

Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo

Control Knobs: Jeweled Arrow

Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.011-.049 Gauges)

Strap Buttons: Gretsch Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs

Case Included:G6242L Gretsch 17" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell

Weight: 7.35 lbs

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“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.