Modern Gretsch Guitars

Billy Duffy owner Falcon

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Probably only overpriced by around $24,000

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Probably only overpriced by around $24,000

– Toxophilite

:)

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I think you could ask an extra $500 for the provenance but that's it. Prototypes owned and played by a notable player are a different animal.

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This would be a nice guitar to own. The Cult are the real deal. I’m curious why it would have a plate on the heal?

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The plate on the heel looks like a Baldwin-era truss rod cover. I wonder if they chose to adjust the truss rod there for Billy's guitar? If so the headstock truss rod cover would be purely cosmetic.

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This would be a nice guitar to own. The Cult are the real deal. I’m curious why it would have a plate on the heal?

– Hipbone

The plate on the neck heal of BD’s signature Falcon is cosmetic. His Baldwin era Falcon had a truss rod access there.

For convenience and sensible reasons, his signature model adjusts on the headstock.

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The Billy Duffy Falcon is my favorite White Falcon but why would anyone spend that much more for the same guitar just because Billy played it? I could see spending a little more.

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I agree with Buddy that the Billy Duffy Falcon has always been my dream Gretsch but I'm not a collector. Certainly I am interested in legendary guitars but only from a pedestrian point of view.

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Not my cup of tea Falcon wise I must say. I had a '79 double cut Falcon at one point and while it was a well built guitar I just think the Baldwin era ones look funny.

I prefer large F holes, Dynas, vetical logo and no mud switch.

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Not my cup of tea Falcon wise I must say. I had a '79 double cut Falcon at one point and while it was a well built guitar I just think the Baldwin era ones look funny.

I prefer large F holes, Dynas, vetical logo and no mud switch.

– tabletop

So you are talking the one that Adam Ant owns that he bought off of Brian Setzer?

If so yeah that's the one I love.

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So you are talking the one that Adam Ant owns that he bought off of Brian Setzer?

If so yeah that's the one I love.

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– ThePolecats

yeah thats my dream Falcon!


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