2013 Gretsch

Color: Black, Rating: 9.25, Sold (ID# 01830)
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Thinline Gretsch Black Falcon


2013 Gretsch G6139-CBB Black Falcon Center-Block (Japan)


This single Venetian cutaway, thinline (1 3/4 inch thick) guitar weighs 8.30 pounds. Three-ply laminated 16 inch wide maple body with a spruce center-block. The body is multi-bound with silver sparkle on the top and back. Double bound oversized 'f' holes. Three-piece maple neck with a fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 24 1/2 inches and a very comfortable medium profile. Bound 12 inch radius rosewood fretboard with with 22 medium-jumbo frets and inlaid pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" position markers. Multi-bound, black-faced headstock with inlaid Gretsch "winged/vertical" sparkle logo. Individual Grover Imperial tuners with 'stair-step' metal buttons. Serial number "JT13052343" stamped in white on back of headstock. Two Gretsch High Sensitive Filter'Tron Humbuckers with outputs of 4.03k and 4.63k, with silver plastic surrounds. Silver Lucite pickguard with pantograph-engraved Gretsch and 'Falcon' outline in black. Three volume controls (one for each pickup plus master volume control), one tone control, and one (pickup) selector switch. Chrome-plated 'Jewelled Arrow'control knobs with cross-hatch pattern on sides. Gretsch 'Adjustomatic' bridge on height-adjustable ebony base and Gretsch Cadillac "G" tailpiece. Rectangular label inside bass 'f' hole with Model No. "G6139CBSL" and Serial No. "JT13052343", both stamped in black. This guitar is in near mint condition with just a few miniscule surface marks on the back. Housed in the original Gretsch shaped black hardshell case (9.25).

This guitar was owned by Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros.

"The Gretsch Professional Collection introduces an innovative new version of the venerable Falcon design with the arrival of the G6139 Falcon Center-Block Single Cut-Away guitar. It features a beautiful 1 3/4 inch-deep single-cutaway three-ply maple body with a 16 inch lower bout, arched top and back, multi-ply sparkle appointments and oversized f holes. The centerpiece of the model is a long spruce center block.

The center block runs the entire length of the body and imparts several sonic advantages. First, it minimizes body-resonant feedback and allows a more "high gain-friendly" performance. Second, it's made of spruce, which produces a spirited, lively tone. Third, the center block itself is chambered at the lower bout to minimize weight. Fourth, the pinned wood bridge base extends over the sides of the center block about 5/8 inch on either side, transferring string-vibration energy to the two f-hole-vented body chambers to produce a rich and full-bodied tone.

Other premium features include a three-piece maple neck; 12 inch-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Neo-Classic "thumbnail" inlays and multi-ply sparkle appointments; Gretsch "winged/vertical" sparkle logo; and dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron pickups. The guitar also has jeweled-arrow knobs and gold hardware, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base and Cadillac "G" tailpiece, Grover Imperial tuners." (Gretsch Info.)


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