Disregard. I see it's already being discussed.
Let's not waste the post... has anyone else seen the short article and amazing photo of the D'Angelico Falcon mix in the latest issue of Guitar Aficianado magazine? Apparently the original owner of this '57(?) single cut White Falcon decided he didn't like some aspects of it, and took it to John D'Angelico for a make-over. D'Angelico swapped out the neck for one of his own, as well as adding a cool deco tortoise pickguard, and then refinished it as a sunburst. Sounds odd... but it looks amazing, and I'm sure plays great. Wish I had the photo to share!
Oh man, I gotta get a photo of it. I think D'Angelicos are the prettiest things ever but combine some White Falcon love? I can only dream until I see a pic.
Assuming it's THIS ONEhere.
That's it! Thanks JBJ! I don't recall if the photo in the mag had the DA tailpiece or a gold Bigsby... but wither way, such an interesting specimen!
That is absolutely eye-popping. Man, I would like to play that one time. Does anybody have a better picture of it?
Do we know for sure that it was a Falcon and not just a Country Club? Can't tell if it has a any sparkle binding on it? Serial # ??
i looked it up after i read this and the website said that the gold sparkle binding was removed because it was too "flashy" . i think it was a good move because gold sparkle on that beautiful burst might have not matched well. and i love the D"Angelico headstock
That's something else! Neat!
Wowsers. That is one heckuva guitar. Love the finish work.
Wow, what a cool guitar. I don't like the pick guard thought. The shape doesn't really fit in with the rest imo.
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