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Richard Fortus Falcon user…

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Long Story that I'll keep as cogent as I can.

Yesterday was an interesting day. Through friends I was able to bring one of my builds to Richard Fortus during a Guns N Roses sound check at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ. Obviously the incredible amount of cool pristine equipment was a highlight but so were the people, all low key great people doing their jobs and doing them well. During the SC I was given a set of in ear monitors so I'd be able to hear for the rest of the day and got to check out all the guitars. I was surprised to see a White and black Falcon on the rack that get a lot of use. Talking about Gretsch I found that Richard has had several Gretsch units over the years.

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Nice! The sound must have been huge! I'm guessing he is running the Gretsch's through some type of Marshall type amp?

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Nice! The sound must have been huge! I'm guessing he is running the Gretsch's through some type of Marshall type amp?

– Gretsch6123

Richard's guitar tech is a busy guy, during the SC he switched 99% of the effects.

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He was on the cover of, I believe AMS catalogue, recently, with the White Falcon. I took it to the band room and dropped it on our coffee table.

I'll bet that was a cool day. Good on ya, Curt! Luthier to the rockstars!

WooHoo!

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It was a very cool day, I'm fortunate to have friends that recommend me. Life doesn't suck at the moment.

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Nice! The sound must have been huge! I'm guessing he is running the Gretsch's through some type of Marshall type amp?

– Gretsch6123

Technically perfect but loud as hell, these aren't an option they're a necessity.

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Did he try the Schoolhoused?

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He did and spent as much time as he could with it, texted me today and said he "loved it".

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He did and spent as much time as he could with it, texted me today and said he "loved it".

– Curt Wilson

Congrats Curt! Well deserved, it's a great guitar!

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Well thanks, lots-o-great players have spent some quality time playing this one.


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