There’s no doubt it’s been a good week for all the retro-lovin’ bass players out there. First Eastwood announced their new Airline Map Bass, and then this morning Gretsch let us in on their latest 4-string creation––the White Falcon Long Scale Bass.
Since the White Falcon has long been one of Gretsch’s most popular instruments, I guess it’s a no-brainer to go ahead and expand the line with a bass version.
According to their website, the White Falcon Long Scale Bass will boast a laminated maple hollowbody design (17” x 2”) with waffle grid bracing, a three-piece rock maple neck (34-inch scale length,) ebony fretboard with 22 frets & 12″ radius, bone nut, and Sperzel locking tuners.
Electronics are expected to include a pair of TV Jones Thunder’Tron pickups, while the instrument itself will be decked out it in full-on Falcon fashion, including Gold Sparkle binding (see product page for better photos,) Gold hardware, jeweled control knobs, “G” cut-out tailpiece, and of course that trademark white finish.
No word yet on pricing, and so far there’s no mention of an included case or gig bag.