Billy Duffy is not afraid to make a statement, and few things make a bolder statement than Duffy wielding his Gretsch White Falcon under the stage lights with British rock legends The Cult. Duffy burst out of Londonﾒs early '80s post-punk scene in Theatre of Hate before meeting Ian Astbury and forming one of rock 'n' rollﾒs most powerful, unique and long-lasting duos as what would become The Cult. Duffy's combination of thick power chords steeped in rich chorused delay, melodic Morricone-inspired lead phrases and filthy feedback-laden solos created an unparalleled sound larger than most venues could contain.
The Cultﾒs first two albums, Dreamtime and Love, solidified their place among the pre-"alternative" elite, with the latter album featuring what would become their most popular single, "She Sells Sanctuary", which remains a global staple on rock radio twenty years on and was even featured on a 2012 Super Bowl advertisement in the States. Every track on those iconic albums featured his Gretsch White Falcon exclusively, and Duffy has made a point to include it on every subsequent album, most notably the chart-topping Electric and Sonic Temple, and their most recent critically acclaimed release Choice of Weapon.
It is with great pleasure that Gretsch is releasing the G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon guitar, which has immediately become one of the most unique and bewitching White Falcon guitars ever made. Featuring much of what Falcon fans hold dear, Duffy's inimitable guitar has several unique aesthetic differences that separate it from the rest of the "Falcon" flock, namely its period-correct '70s Baldwin-era styling, pure White gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, V-shaped Falcon headstock, Silver Sparkle binding, custom wound hot ﾓBlack Topﾔ Filter'Tron pickups with three-point adjustable '70s-style metal bezels and Duffy's preferred Bigsby tailpiece.
In addition, Duffy's signature bird of prey features a 17" wide, 2 ﾾ" 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/walnut/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. The Gretsch G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon guitar, the tool inspired, designed and built to deliver the ultimate statement of rock 'n' roll nirvana.
- Model Name: G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon
- Series: Professional Collection
- Body Shape: Falcon
- Body Back: Arched Maple
- Body Sides: Solid Maple
- Body Top: Arched Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Bracing: Parallel Spruce Tone Bars with Sound Post
- Body Depth: 2.75" (70 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22 (Plus Zero Fret)
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Nut Width: 1.71" (43.4mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge Pickup: CUSTOM WOUND "Black Top" Filter'Tron with Hex Socket Cap Screw Pole Pieces and 3-Point Adjustable '70s Style Metal Bezels
- Neck Pickup: CUSTOM WOUND Black Top Filter'Tron with Fillister Head Machine Screw Pole Pieces and 3-Point Adjustable '70s Style Metal Bezels
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1.(Neck Pickup), Volume 2.(Bridge Pickup), Master Volume.
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Bridge: Adjusto-Matic with PINNED '70s Style Ebony Base
- Bridge Cover: Bigsby B6CW w/Wire Handle
- Tuning Machines: Grover Imperial with Butter-Bean Buttons
- String Nut: Bone
- Tremolo Arm Handle: Bigsby "Wire" Style Handle
- Auxiliary Switching: 3-Position Master Tone Switch: Position 1. Medium Level, High Frequency Roll Off. Position 2. Switch Out of Circuit, Pickup Wide Open. Position 3. Slight Level, High Frequency Roll Off
- Unique Features: Chrome Plated Truss Rod Cover with Billy Duffy Signature, Chrome Output Jack Plate, Pearloid Wide-Block Position Inlays, '70s Style Aluminum "G" Arrow Knobs, Premium Gray Speckled Billy Duffy Case
- Control Knobs: G-Arrow