This is an open box item that was demoed in our shop, includes all original packaging and Gretsch warranty as we are an authorized dealer.
With a multitude of projects over the years headlined by a nearly two-decade stint with rock powerhouse Guns N’ Roses, Richard Fortus is one of the most respected guitarists in the world.
True to his dreams, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon™ Center Block with V-Stoptail checks all the boxes. It begins with a resonant 1.75”-deep, 17”-wide double-cutaway maple body with a lightweight chambered spruce center block running throughout, reinforcing the arched laminate top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance that fits modern stages.
The 24.6” scale length, “U” shaped maple neck and 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets provide easy playability with enhanced sustain and tone, perfect for deep bends and soaring leads.
Guitarists with Fortus’ shape-shifting talents demand versatility in their instruments to remain on top of their game, which is why a set of Custom Wound Filter’Tron™ pickups in the bridge and neck positions fit perfectly.
A master volume with treble bleed circuit allows you to throttle your amp without sacrificing your dialed-in tone, while a master tone with a no-load pot provides that organic vintage ‘Tron feel at the twist of a knob. Switch between pickup combinations with a three-way toggle switch, while a V-stoptail couples with a TonePros® Tune-o-matic Bridge with standard saddles to offer rock-solid tuning and stability. A Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut also minimizes friction between string and nut.
A player-centric instrument ready to rock any genre, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon Center Block with V-Stoptail comes in a striking Black finish and is decked out with nickel hardware including the jeweled G-arrow knobs, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and headstock logo and tortoise pickguard, pickup bezels and binding.
CASE/GIG BAG: Included G6242L Gretsch® 17" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell (p/n 099-6413-000)
SERIES - Artist Signature Edition
ORIENTATION - Right-Hand
COLOR - Black
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN - JP
HEADSTOCK BINDING - Tortoise with W/B/W Purfling
NECK MATERIAL - Maple
NECK FINISH - Gloss
NECK SHAPE - Standard "U"
NECK CONSTRUCTION - Set-Neck
FINGERBOARD RADIUS - 12" (305 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL - Ebony
POSITION INLAYS - Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
SIDE DOTS - Black
NUMBER OF FRETS - 22
STRING NUT - Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL
NUT WIDTH - 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
NUT MATERIAL - Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL
BODY - Laminated Maple
BODY FINISH - Gloss
BODY SHAPE - Falcon™
BODY TOP - Arched Laminated Maple
BODY BINDING - Tortoise with W/B/W/B Purfling
BODY BACK - Arched Laminated Maple
BODY STYLE - Gretsch® Center Block Guitars
BODY MATERIAL - Laminated Maple
BRACING - Center Block
WAIST - 10.375" (263.52 mm)
SOUND HOLE - F-Holes, Bound
BRIDGE - TonePros® TP6 Tune-O-Matic
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE - V-Stoptail
BRIDGE MOUNTING - Anchored
PICKGUARD - Tortoise with Gold Gretsch® Logo & Falcon™ Graphic
CONTROL KNOBS - Jeweled G-Arrow
HARDWARE FINISH - Nickel
TUNING MACHINES - Grover® Rotomatic™ Die-Cast
STRINGS - Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.052 Gauges)
STRAP BUTTONS - Grover® Strap Locks
BRIDGE PICKUP - Custom Wound Filter'Tron™
NECK PICKUP - Custom Wound Filter'Tron™
PICKUP CONFIGURATION - Filter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
CONTROLS - Master Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone with No-Load Pot
SWITCHING - 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
DIMENSIONS - 8.70x20.80x49.00 IN
SHIPPING WEIGHT - 23.75 LB
UPPER BOUT - 12.125" (308mm)
LOWER BOUT - 17" (432 mm)
BODY DEPTH - 1.75" (44.45 mm)
FRET SIZE - Medium Jumbo
SCALE LENGTH - 24.6" (625 mm)
SHIPPING LENGTH - 49.00 IN
SHIPPING HEIGHT - 8.70 IN
SHIPPING WIDTH - 20.80 IN
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