For Gretsch lovers who want to make a statement, look no further than the Gretsch G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon Electric Guitar! This remarkable creation is one of the most unique and bewitching White Falcon guitars ever made. Gretsch and guitar legend Billy Duffy designed this guitar to hold true to many classic Falcon features while at the same time adding a unique twist that separates it from the others in a brilliant way!
Its period-correct '70s Baldwin-era styling, pure White gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, V-shaped Falcon headstock, and Silver Sparkle binding give the G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon undeniable class and vibe. Gretsch also loads Billy’s signature axe with custom wound hot ‘Black Top’ Filter'Tron pickups with three-point adjustable '70s-style metal bezels and his preferred Bigsby tailpiece.
Also featured in this rock ‘n’ roll machine is a 17 inch wide, 2.75 inch deep single cut-away three-ply maple body with a three-ply maple arched top and back and two spruce parallel tone bars and sound post, a three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and a chrome-plated truss rod cover with Duffy's signature emblazoned on it.
Gretsch G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon Electric Guitar Features
- Chrome-plated output jack plate
- Period-correct '70s Baldwin-era styling
- V-shaped Falcon headstock
- Silver Sparkle binding
- Custom wound hot ‘Black Top’ Filter'Tron pickups with three-point adjustable '70s-style metal bezels
- 17 inch wide, 2.75 inch deep single cut-away three-ply maple body
- Three-ply maple arched top and back and two spruce parallel tone bars and sound post
- Pearloid wide-block fretboard inlays
- '70s-style aluminum ‘G’ arrow knobs
- Includes a premium gray speckled Billy Duffy case
Few things make a bolder statement than Duffy wielding his Gretsch White Falcon under the stage lights with British rock legends The Cult. Duffy burst out of London’s early ’80s post-punk scene in Theatre of Hate before meeting Ian Astbury and forming one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most powerful, unique and long-lasting duos as what would become The Cult. Duffy’s combination of thick power chords steeped in rich chorused delay, melodic Morricone-inspired lead phrases and filthy feedback-laden solos created an unparalleled sound larger than most venues could contain.
The Cult’s first two albums, Dreamtime and Love, solidified their place among the pre-‘alternative’ elite, with the latter album featuring what would become their most popular single, ‘She Sells Sanctuary,’ which remains a global staple on rock radio twenty years on and was even featured on a 2012 Super Bowl advertisement in the States.
Every track on those iconic albums featured his Gretsch White Falcon exclusively, and Duffy has made a point to include it on every subsequent album, most notably the chart-topping Electric and Sonic Temple, and their most recent critically acclaimed release Choice of Weapon.