Gretsch 1974 White Falcon

“Going out on tour I needed a back up to my trusty ‘Sanctuary’ White Falcon and a very good friend of mine ‘Fat Rick’ Zsigmond of New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium had one in his shop.  As they don’t show up very often we did a deal on it and I used it extensively until I picked up the new touring ones in the 2000s.
This guitar came very much like the ‘Sanctuary’ one as it’s from a very similar era so it had all the same stuff. I just changed the pick up to a more modern ‘TV Jones’ one because those pickups from the seventies were just horrible. I’m pleased to say Gretsch sorted that problem out and the ones on the White Falcons now are much better.”
Billy Duffy – January 2013