Here’s my 2008 MIJ Gretsch 125th Anniversary G6136T White Falcon in very good condition. This made-in-Japan guitar has a commemorative sticker on the back of the headstock, noting that this guitar is a 125th Anniversary model.
The guitar comes with all the paperwork, the original truss rod wrench, and the original hardshell case (also in very good condition) with the case key. I bought this White Falcon from Mark Agnesi at Norman’s Rare Guitars in October 2018. Included with this sale is Norm’s store tag for this guitar.
This 2008 White Falcon includes all the features you want: the semi-hollow laminated maple body, ebony fretboard with thumbnail inlays, gold hardware, and FilterTron pickups. This guitar is in very good condition with little to no playwear.
I’ve replaced the original bridge with a Tru-Arc bridge from Tim Harman. The Tru-Arc is gorgeous and intonates perfectly on this White Falcon.
There are three spots that keep this guitar from being dead mint. There is a small ding on the back of the neck (behind the 4th fret or so). Second, the paint shows hairline cracks where the neck meets the body. Lastly, the binding where the neck meets the back of the body has a small crack in it.
These are cosmetic imperfections. The neck is rock solid and plays fantastically, with perfect intonation all the way up the neck. There are no string buzzes to speak of.
This gorgeous instrument is not played often. It needs to go to a home where it’ll be loved and played regularly!
The specifications of this 125th Anniversary G6136T White Falcon, from Gretsch’s website, are:
- Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
- White Finish
- Gloss Urethane Finished Laminated Maple Body
- ML Style Bracing
- Gloss Urethane Finished Standard “U” Shape Maple Neck
- Ebony Fretboard
- 25.5” Scale Length
- 12” Fretboard Radius
- 1.6875” Nut Width
- 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Filter’Tron Pickups
- Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Tone
- 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bigsby Tailpiece
- Grover Imperial Tuners
- Gold Plexi Pickguard with Gold Gretsch Logo
- 8 lbs, 3 oz.