Vintage 1972 Gretsch USA White Falcon FSU Electric Guitar w/ OHSC

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  • Regular price $ 7,499.95

Welcome, you are looking at a really cool piece.
This is the Vintage 1972 Gretsch USA White Falcon Electric Guitar.
25.5" scale. 1.75" nut width. 17" bottom bout. 2" deep. 9 lbs 11 oz.
.80"-1.14" 1st to 12th fret neck depth.
Gretsch has long been the kings of the hollowbodies and the White Falcon is one of the most sought-after models.
Starting offwith a 17" wide lam maple/solid spruce hollow body, this Gretsch has a fantastic balance of focused mids and natural resonance.
This one also has a stock Floating Sound Unit (FSU) tuning-fork unit, designed to bring the sound into the body.
The FSU can be removed if you choose as it is just suspended from the strings- you would just need to unscrew the bridge and move it to that position for intonation.
Grabbing up that great natural tone are a pair of Filter'Tron pickups.
These pickups bring those true classic 'Gretsch' cleans and overdrives to the table.
Using the 3-position tone switch, pickup selector, volumes, tone, and master volume, there are a world of tones in here.
A vintage tone machine.
The maple neck here has a comfortable D profile and the ebony board has a 16" radius- easy chording and effortless bends.
The icing on the cake is the Bigsby vibrato, perfect for chord and single not pitch manipulations.
The look here is classic- naturally yellowed white finish, gold sparkle binding, large Falcon pickguard, offset dot and thumbnail inlays, and gold hardware.
This White Falcon is in good +/- overall aesthetic condition as you can see in pics- the headstock was repaired long ago, the headstock face veneer was cracked during whatever broke the headstock, there are clearcoat hairlines near the binding, the truss cover has degaussed and warped, the mute switches work but the foam needs to be replaced, and typical marks from age and normal use.
The original pickguard was cracked but is included in the case.
The frets here are clean- set up with action of just about 3/32" at the 12th fret low E.
This auction includes the original Gretsch hardshell case.
This is your chance to get your hands on a vintage classic from Gretsch USA.
We are an authorized Gretsch dealer.
Don't pass this by!