Billy Duffy - Gretsch White Falcon
According to Duffy:
"Gretsch’s are great. They’ve got their sound, obviously, but there’s the look – it’s distinctive. You strap on a Gretsch, and you’re saying something with how you look. The visual thing is very important in rock ‘n’ roll. A Gretsch is a fashion statement, as well as an instrument for sound."
"Over time I’ve modified my various White Falcons to personalise the sound. I changed the pickups initially in the ‘80s because the output was so feeble, so Seymour Duncan helped me – I’ve been working with him since 1986."
"I wanted to keep all of the high end “chime” of a Gretsch, but with the lower end chunk of a Les Paul."
1970's Gretsch White Falcon - White