1958 Gretsch 6136 White Falcon

1958 Gretsch 6136 White Falcon


With maybe less than 300 single cut White Falcons made 1955-1960 this is perhaps the rarest production guitar of them all. Each one of the 300 viewed as a one off guitar’s with variations throughout. This one has a 2 5/8 inch body depth for the 1958 model year and is heavy trestle braced which gives it a firm class feel for the large 17 inch body width. The sparkle binding is in generally good shape with some cracks to it as is common with these, both sides of the neck are in plain white binding which at first i thought had been replaced. However looking at the video of the 1957 Namm show at 11 minutes 42 seconds in Jimmy Webster can clearly be seen playing a Falcon with white binding on the neck. As these guitars are so individual and this one is so clean i’m inclined to think it could be original.  However there is evidence that the guitar was perhaps at one time painted cadillac green with green residue found on the wiring harness and spots on the label itself. The gold plate throughout the guitar is in exceptional condition and the guitar is equipped with a later Gretsch gold B6 Bigsby vibrato.  It has its correct for 1958 tall post space control bridge and ruby dialled gold control knobs. Now priced as a refinish which represents fantastic value for a 50’s Falcon. The pictures tell the story so please don’t hesitate to contact with any questions. It comes in its original Gretsch snowflake case.

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