I will first explain the origin of model number:
"6136" model number
"T" for Bigsby (Tailpiece)
"L" for the varnish of cellulose type (Lacquered)
"DS" indicating that sagit Dynasonic type microphones.
- First impression:
Aesthetically it all the characteristics of the models in production from 1955 to 1957 and everything appears to be consistent except ... the presence of a Bigsby B-6 that replaces the famous tailpiece type "Cadillac Tailpiece" that typically found on the Falcon but will complain.
- The Head:
Beautiful head typical of White Falcon (also found on White Penguin for that matter).
The logo and the vertical truss rod cover spakle gold finish that appear to be, as always, made from the coating drums (Gretsch of course).
The beautiful and popular in many Grover Imperial Oil are always on duty.
Maple neck two-piece, ebony fingerboard (648mm), 22 frets, markers of type "hump" on which are engraved patterns consistent with those of the last time with notament mark the 17th box left blank ... decidedly attention to detail: thumleft:
- The body:
Maple veneer, éclises thickness: 70mm.
The description of the official website does not mention any, so I struggled to believe but if I do not suffer from visual impairment, the reinforcement inside the box would be to type "Trestle bracing."
This type of reinforcement is a Gretsch for selling in many model (6120 Setzer signature, 6120-1959, 6118T-LTV-6136 LTV etc ...) but the details make sense influence the behavior of the guitar is appeared in 1959: scratch:. I would be tempted to add a Gretsch point for the technical side, but I take it off to the side so authentic 0 everywhere.
The bridge is a floating bridge when the Synchrosonic Bigsby B-6, they mounted a big lever as the famous "Fixed arm" that was found on 6120 to 1955 except that it is built ... it fits rather well to the template.
is not this model have a word specifically dedicated to the topic: The binding (nets) are of course consistent with the high-end model have always been the Falcon.
Whether on the neck, head, body, etc ... everything is the mutilpli. The slice is gold sparkle and the net itself is white / black / white / black which gives a very successful finish.
When the gills, they also benefited from the edge but with gold sparkle fillets simple white / black.
- The electrical part:
The master volume knob is located on the notch and then back down we find the tone knob and volume knob two (one for mic).
A selector switch microphones.
The pickups are single coil Dynasonic.
It is not easy to take pictures of the bird, we had to hide all malgas lonques hours but I have not quite managed to capture the true nuances of color is ivory feathers.
- Sound test:
When empty, the guitar has a precise and balanced. Contrary to what one might imagine in view of the jig the bug there but the bass is not ubiquitous.
The Gretsch and many other models feel at ease in many situations and it's not Brian Setzer, Martin Gore and Bono to the contrary.
Once connected, the guitar its just as accurate and very good sustain.
- Neck position, the micro rings with clarity, his velvety bass.
- Neck position, the sound response and slamming fairly typical single coil pickups but do not tear eardrums.
- Middle position: the "twang" as we like with this type of Micos, the sound is pretty éqilibré and does not bleed.
To conclude: A beautiful White Falcon as in the wildest dreams, Clein a look to the models of yesteryear spirit middle 50's in the clip as "Stray Cat Strut."
The Falcon is part of the "big rig" on which we feel quite comfortable with a weight rather honest: 4.6 Kg
The choice of putting a Bigsby on a more satisfied.
Nitrocellulosic varnish adds a vintage and authentic side to the object that, unlike most pictures where the bird appears to have a slightly bluish white plumage pristine hue to the contrary, a beautiful ivory color slightly.
I have not found any downside to this guitar.
Even if it takes $ 4,650 U.S. to the catalog can not be said to be overstated for such an object.