This is the undeniably cool modern standard Gretsch G6136T Black Falcon. This is one the coolest hollow bodies Gretsch has ever made. It's essentially the same as the legendary G6136T White Falcon but in high gloss black finish. In the fifties and sixties Gretsch never made a "Black Falcon" and many enthusiasts have been waiting a very long time for this one! This is top of the line pro series Gretsch material and it does not disappoint in looks or sound. The High Sensitive FilterTrons are phenomenal pickups that achieve authentic Gretsch character, aka “That Great Gretsch Sound.” They have a warm woody tone with great note definition, big round bass response and very clean and articulate high end. The Falcon features a jumbo 17” body fully bound with gold sparkle. The neck profile is a sleek medium oval that has a great feel to it without being too thick or thin. The G6136T comes with ML bracing which adds sustain and increased feedback rejection while letting the guitar still retain a classic hollow body sound.
About this Guitar (from Gretsch):
One of the most-desired guitars in production today, the G6136T Players Edition Falcon with String-Thru Bigsby is an uncompromising instrument. From the classic aesthetics to the deep, complex sound, this top-notch performer is ideal for elevating your musical game. When you sling a Falcon over your shoulder and plug in, you’re announcing to the world you’re ready to play, and you’re serious about it.
Two High Sensitive Filter’Tron humbucking pickups grace the laminated maple body, providing pristine high end, glassy midrange, robust low end and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments. The innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing delivers huge hollow body sound from the comfortable 2.25” body. 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. Our new “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 Bigsby B6GP vibrato tailpiece and pinned “rocking” bar bridge combine with the GraphTech TUSQ XL nut for maximum tuning stability. 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.
A treat for the eyes and ears, this Falcon presents total sophistication—from the gold Grover Imperial locking tuning machines and gold jeweled G-arrow control knobs to the gold sparkle bound neck, body and F-holes, white gloss urethane finish and gold vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch logo. A bold visual and sonic statement, the G6136T Players Edition Falcon with String-Thru Bigsby updates the archetypical hollowbody electric guitar for modern players who demand uniqueness from themselves—and their tools.
-Model Number: 2401502806
-Series: Gretsch Professional Collection
-Number of Strings: 6
-Build: Hollow Body
-Cutaway: Single Cutaway
-Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
-Body Shape: Falcon
-Body Material: Laminated Maple
-Bracing: ML Bracing
-Body Binding: Gold Sparkle with W/B/W Purfling
-Body Back: Laminated Maple
-Body Top: Laminated Maple
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
-Neck Binding: Gold
-Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Number of Frets: 22
-Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
-Position Inlays: Neo-Classic "Thumbnail"
-Headstock: Falcon Style
-Neck Plate: NA
-Bridge Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
-Neck Pickup: High Sensitive Filter'Tron
-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: Filter'Tron / Filter'Tron
-Bridge: Rocking Bar with Pinned Ebony Base
-Hardware Finish: Gold
-Tailpiece: Bigsby B6GP String-Thru Vibrato Tailpiece
-Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial Locking
-Pickguard: Gold Plexi with Gold Gretsch Logo
-Control Knobs: Jeweled G-Arrow
-Strings: NPS, .011-.049 Gauges
-Included Accessories: Included: 099-6413-000 Deluxe Case - G6242L - 17" Hollow Body Models