G6139CB Falcon™ Center-Block Single Cutaway cost 3.169€ at Thomann
I’ve always been a huge fan of White Falcons but never really felt I could afford one. They are so over the top Las Vegas bling but still works so well on scruffy looking musicians like Neil Young, see below. I’m not overly keen on newly made acoustic guitars, I believe that everything sounds better after 20 years, but after seeing this I have to admit I have second thoughts. Gretsch has just launched a White Falcon acoustic, and not only does it look awesome, it’s cheap too. Compared to a White Falcon that cost around 3200€ it feels pretty cheap with 550€ for the new Rancher Falcon in white. It’s almost as exciting as when Fender released the Fender Japan TN72G-FT.
Neil Young, San Diego, CA, 1969 © Henry Diltz
G5022CWFE Rancher™ Falcon cost 548€ at Thomann
Jack White is doing a surprise gig at the South by Southwest festival Austin Texas in 2011 with a custom made Gretsch White Falcon acoustic. When I saw this picture I really felt that I wanted one too. I have an all black Morris WL-35, really Johnny Cash, but imagine to have an all white Gretsch guitar with extra gold. Hmm, gold, I love gold.
It was Johnny Cash birthday yesterday, LIFE magazine cover November 1969
Hank Williams, one of country musics early super stars
Araceli and I watched this BBC documentary last weekend and it was pretty good. If you are not much of a country fan it could work pretty well as an introduction to, The Joy Of Country.