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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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