Well super cool thx.
im 9 songs in on my new all instrumental recording project.
im taking my EP1 and EP3 over and have them added to the mix.
very excited to hear what this will do.
FYI. I’m doing an all instrumental release in the vein of Duane Eddy and Eddie Cochran. It’s very very twang...
Original 54/55 era arms are pinned to the shaft. They didn’t use an Allen bolt until swivel arms came out around 57’.
So with that this arm is either a repro or an original that has been tapped with threads.
Looking at it I’d say it’s a reproduction.
I have several 50s 6120s.
thye all are different in their shape.
I noticed the first batch 16450 series is pretty round.
the next batch 16940 is a little nicer with more of a D shape.
the 56s I have are both much slimmer and frankly easiest to play.
my 59 6120 is about the best of both...
I definitely think the green falcon is original. Tsurma is smart enough to know wheat from chafe.
As stated none of us have seen the label or any other pertinent information about its origin.
from my own experience this falcon looks like a special order guitar.
I’ve seen other deep dive threads over the years. Especially on the GDP.
this one is set to be the all time winner.
the rabbit hole has been invaded and no end in sight.
PS a I have a picture of one of my pots from my 62 Falcon.
ill post it when it’s located.
Very cool thread. I also have one from that batch 36864.
I remember seeing a single cut stereo falcon that was 36863 or close to it.
this is the transition batch and has a lot of very very cool guitars.
I owned that 6120. I bought it from a GDP memner “bigsbyslur”. He sent the guitar back to gretsch around 63/64 for a refinis. he told me.
He has pictures of himself playing the guitar both before and after it was done. He played a lot of USO shows and such.
nice guitar. It’s in Ed’s book as well.
I ended up with your old 56’. i made an offer not expecting it to be taken. But it was.
what a great guitar
this gent above did have bound f holes. I saw it a few times at Gordon’s house in the 80s.
it was a fine damn guitar. The f holes looked totally factory done.