26 WB 4 days ago I agree Baxter. In my mind, a white Falcon is a big, 17" white guitar with lots of gold trim. You don't mess with the top of the line guitars. Martin didn't call any other guitar than a D45 a D45, a Super 400 is still the fanciest production Gibson archtop you can get and it's still a solid spruce topped 18" behemoth, there's no "junior" "mini" "import" or whatever else Super 400. And it's still crazy expensive, not a lot of people have them as a consequence, and to me, and in my mind it still retains more of its mystical status than a "Falcon" in whatever color does now. Or are we really saying that the Falcon name doesn't seem special anymore, because too many people have them and the exclusivity has been diluted? There's that too. I'd never seen a White Falcon until Gretsch started making them again in the late 80's, and all of a sudden I had friends who had them. I still don't have any friends who own a Super 400. It's probably a sound business decision on Gretsch and FMIC's part - you probably end up with a bigger profit if you sell a thousand $3000 Falcons than if you price them at $20000 and sell maybe a hundred. And that probably more than compensates for a guitar losing some of its mythical/mystical Rolls Royce status.But honestly, those Korean or Chinese built cutway Falcon acoustics? That's really a bridge too far for me. They're cheap-ish throwaway production acoustics that don't sound particularly good or special in any kind of way. That really is diluting the image of your top of the line, to me.