1999 Gretsch White Falcon
-Hand Made- Custom Shop Professional Series!
1999 (Pre-Fender) G6136 S# 999136-xxx $2,999.-
(This one is Museum, Investment Grade quality)
Perfect! "LIKE NEW CONDITION" w/Gretsch HSC
These "CUSTOM HAND MADE" FALCONS with the 998xxx & 999xxx Serial Numbers were offered in
1998 and 1999, but prices were so astronomical that few were sold.
The normal production run White Falcons will have JT- prefix Serial Numbers stamped on the
back of the headstock. They are still Great Guitars, but not nearly as rare or as collectable
as the Hand Made Custom Shop ones.
The Hand Made Custom Shop Guitars will NOT have the "JT-" prefix stamped on the back of the headstock.
The serial # will be on label inside guitar.
I took it to the Gretsch Expert at Fuller's Custom Guitars. He said that the guitar was a special run from the Terada, Japan "Custom Shop." Interestingly enough, he had a video of White Falcon's being made - completely by hand - in the Terada factory. Quite impressive.
He stated that the guitars without the JT pre-fix were "custom shop". He said the 999 serial number series were from a limited run that were considered to be re-issues, true to the original styles, that is why they put the "Cadillac" tailpiece on instead of the cheaper "G" Gretsch tailpiece. He pulled one of those down off the rack and we compared, and there is definitely a noticeable difference, this one being the higher quality of the two!
Luxurious gold appointments and elegant white finish enhance this classic
Gretsch guitar's world-famous appeal.
The G6136 White Falcon features dual High Sensitive Filter Tron™ pickups, vertical Gretsch headstock logo.
Hollowbody <> Single cutaway
25-1/2" (648mm) scale length
Arched laminated maple top
Laminated Maple Body, 17" Wide, 2-3/4" Deep 3-Piece Maple neck
2 High Sensitive Filter Tron Pickups
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,
1-11/16" (43mm) nut width Ebony fretboard, 12" radius (305mm)
Ebony-Based Space-Control Roller-Bridge
Gold-plated hardware <> Gloss urethane finish <> 22 frets
Grover© Imperial Gold-Plated Die-cast Tuners
V-shaped falcon headstock with vertical Gretsch logo
Hump block mother-of-pearl 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