Gretsch G6136T Players Edition White Falcon

Gretsch Guitars introduce the G6136T Players Edition White Falcon, with modern player-friendly features that improve reliability, tone and playing feel.

Gretsch G6136T Players Edition White Falcon

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With its elegant museum ready cosmetics, the Gretsch White Falcon continues to be one of the most desired guitars in production today, and this new version introduces a modern twist to this popular design, by adding modern elements that ensure a more comfortable action, along with tuning and structural consistency.

Coming from Gretsch' Player's Edition line, this version of the White Falcon has some interesting modern features that make it more "playable" and workhorse worthy. The most notable difference is its thinner 2.25" body which makes the guitar easier to play and lighter. To help retain the big body sound with it's thinner design, Gretsch implemented their ML bracing pattern which according to them allows for more air and wood movement.

The Player's Edition White Falcon also addresses tuning issues that plague vintage models, with its "Pinned rocking bar bridge", "String-thru Bigsby", GraphTech Tusq XL nut and locking tuners. And in addition to improving tuning stability, these features also allow for better sustain and easier string changes.

The company expounded, "Player’s Edition feature sets are geared toward building 100% confidence in the instrument. Ultimate tuning stability and maximum comfort from tailpiece to tuning keys, Player’s Edition guitars can be trusted every song, every night. Powerful sound and complete total flexibility including new caps, pots and bracing provide full control of that classic Gretsch power."

Giving this guitar its voice are two Filter'Tron humbucking pickups, both of which are mounted on the guitar's hollow laminated maple body. This pickup configuration is designed to reproduce the balanced harmonics, glassy midrange, robust low end, and crisp high frequencies expected from premium Gretsch guitar. The pickups are wired to Gretsch' familiar interface design that includes independent volume knobs, no load master tone knob, a master volume knob and a 3-way pickup selector.

The G6136T Player's Edition White Falcon features paper-in-oil caps (also called "Squeezebox") that help produce smooth vintage like tones, and it also has a treble bleed circuit that lets you retain clarity when rolling the volume control down.

The guitar's neck is crafted from maple, topped by a 22-fret ebony fingerboard. It has a comfortable "U"-shaped profile, scale length of 25.5", fretboard radius of 12", and 1.6875" nut width, that makes the instrument easy to play. Pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays serve as markers for your fretting hand.

Other features of the guitar include its distinct white gloss urethane finish, the famous bound F-holes, gold Grover Imperial locking tuners, gold jeweled "G Arrow" control knobs, gold sparkle binding, and the gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo.

The new Gretsch G6136T Players Edition White Falcon is currently retailing online for just under $3,500. Visit Gretsch Guitars for further details.

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