Guitar manufacturer Gretsch releases signature guitar for The Cult's guitarist
The new Billy Duffy signature White Falcon guitar features several unique aesthetic differences that separate it from other Falcon's.
The guitar features period-correct 1970s Baldwin-era 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 1970s-style metal bezels and Duffy’s preferred Bigsby tailpiece.
In addition, the iconic guitarist's signature axe features a 17" wide, 2 ¾” deep single cut-away three-ply maple body with a three-ply maple arched top and back, a three-piece maple neck with ebony fretboard, a chrome-plated truss rod cover with Duffy’s signature emblazoned on it, a chrome-plated output jack plate and a pearloid wide-block fretboard inlays.
“This guitar is very personal to me,” said Duffy. “It’s hard to separate the guitar from the evolution of (The Cult’s) sound. In essence, the big white Gretsch became synonymous with the band very quickly. I’m not really that much of a sentimental person, but in a house fire it would be the first non-living thing that I’d be going for.
“It’s not for the faint-hearted,” he added. “It’s massive. You’ve got to have big hands and you’ve got to really command the instrument when you play it. You can’t really play it with any degree of fear.”
The guitar comes with a premium gray speckle "Billy Duffy" case.
For more information visit the Gretsch guitars website here.