Gretsch G6136T BLK Players Edition Falcon in Black
The control complement— separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup switching, No Load master tone and master volume—allows for infinite tonal variations. Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil caps add smooth vintage tone while the treble bleed circuit lets your guitar retain all of its tasty clarity when rolling the volume control down. A 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and striking pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays tops a maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing. The innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing is specifically voiced for this guitar, and delivers increased projection and airy openness from the thinner 2.25” body. A highly expressive Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and pinned “rocking” bar bridge combine with the GraphTech Tusq XL nut for stable tuning. In a uniquely Gretsch touch, the Bigsby tailpiece is now string-through, making it quicker (and easier) to change strings as well as providing increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain.
Weight: 8lbs 2.5oz
Model Name: G6136T-BLK Players Edition Falcon with String-Thru Bigsby, Filter'Tron Pickups, Black
Model Number: 2401502806
Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
Build: Hollow Body
Body: Laminated Maple
Bracing: ML Bracing
Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Top: Laminated Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Scale Length 25.5": (64.8 cm)
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
Neck Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
Bridge: Rocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Locking
Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
Control Knobs: Jeweled "G"-Arrow
Ok first, service by Project was fantastic, highly recommended thank you.
The guitar is as good as I could have hoped for. Everything you've heard on a record is there to hear first hand. Cliche's like chime and twang are absolutely true. I spent the first afternoon pulling out every tune I knew that was recorded on a Gretsch and it sounded beautiful.
The guitar feels like you've owned it for years right out of the box. The action was lower and much quicker than I expected to find on a hollowbody. I've never played a traditional Gretsch before so I can't compare the new appointments on the player's edition models to the old. I suppose one day I will actually play with the pick up volumes and the tone knob but today I just left everything wide open for the sheer enjoyment of it. Fret access north of the 14th / 15th fret is tough if you have big hands / fingers like me but to be honest that is not what this guitar is for and I'm not a shredder by any stretch. Chords absolutely ring out both clean and distorted. Riffing on this thing will make you smile - guaranteed. I ran it through my recording rig (Johnson J-Station / AW4416 / E-mu 1820m) with no problems. Then I went into my live rig (J station / Keeley Compresor +, and some other pedals into a Laney TF200). I had the volume up to probably an unsociable amount and didn't get much feedback. I was expecting lots but that might be a different story when you approach stage volume.
I can't say enough good things about this guitar. Sure it looks beautiful but it is all about the sound and the way it plays. I have some decent guitars (Gibson LPC '94, Fender Start Ultra '97) the Gretsch Players Edition Black Falcon, as you would expect, takes a back seat to no one.
Try one, (fair warning - they cost a bomb) you'll be hooked.
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