NAMM 2013 Billy Duffy is a bad ass Gretsch man if there ever was one. The post-punk icon (The Cult, Theater Of Hate) has played his ’70s White Falcon on pretty much every single album he’s recorded since bursting onto the scene in the early 1980s. So what’s the deal with his new signature Gretsch? in his own words:
His new Gretsch G7593T White Falcon is a bold personal statement coming from the man who knows exactly what a Gretsch can do. According to Gretsch, what sets the new Duffy model apart is…
…namely its period-correct ’70s Baldwin-era shape and styling, pure White gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, V-shaped Falcon headstock, Silver Sparkle binding, custom wound hot “Black Top” Filter’Tron pickups with three-point adjustable ’70s-style metal bezels and Duffy’s preferred ’70s-style Bigsby tailpiece.
In addition, Duffy’s signature bird of prey features a 17” wide, 2 ¾” 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 neck with ebony fingerboard, a chrome-plated truss rod cover with Duffy’s signature emblazoned on it, a chrome-plated output jack plate, pearloid wide-block fretboard inlays, ’70s-style aluminum “G” arrow knobs and a premium gray speckled “Billy Duffy” case.