1970 White Gretsch Falcon Electric Guitar
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-05-13)
Price : US $1,852
Up for auction is an incredible 1970 White Gretsch Falcon hollow body guitar. This guitar was difficult for me to date, so I’ll give you the serial number and you can confirm its age yourself. The number stamped on the inside of the “F” hole is 11-0317. I assume the guitar was made in 1970, not 1980 because it is written on the label inside, not stamped on the headstock. Anyways, enough about the age, let’s discuss its history. This guitar has resided in a private collection at a guitar shop in Bakersfield, California for the past 20 years. We recently acquired a large portion of the shop’s collection and for the past few months, we’ve been releasing these guitars back into the public. This is yet another great opportunity to get your hands on a beautiful piece of history. The guitar is in decent shape for its age, but here is the bad news… while it was sitting in storage the neck joint (between the body of the guitar and the neck) came lose. It may sound unlikely, but the guitar was under protection, not even being touched, when the neck came undone. But now for the good news… I am in contact with not one, but two people in Los Angeles who are capable of resetting the neck and doing a fine job of it at that. After the auction is wrapped, I will be more than happy to refer you to one of them. The inner bracings are well attached with no signs of prior repair. As far as I can tell, the guitar is in original condition, although it has been well used. There are a few minor blemishes that must be noted. First, the gold hardware is old and tarnished. I’m sure it could be brought back with a little TLC, but I’m not exactly sure what that involves. In my opinion the hardware would need to be recoated if you wanted to refurbish it completely, due to the heavy wear. Lastly, the binding around the inside of both “F” holes is coming lose. Again, this is not a “make or break” blemish for this guitar. The binding that is coming off could very easily be repaired...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-05-13)
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