Billy Duffy - Gretsch White Falcon

Billy Duffy of The Cult bought his first 1970's single cutaway, mono Gretsch White Falcon in the early 1980′s.

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

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