ITEM SHOWN: G6636T-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon™ Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby®, Ebony Fingerboard, Vintage White
MODEL #: 2400940805
UPC #: 885978746552
CASE/GIG BAG: Included G6242L Gretsch® 17" Deluxe Hollow Body Hardshell (p/n 099-6413-000)
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 G6636T-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon™ Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby® 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 25.5” 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 string-thru Bigsby couples with a TonePros® Tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles and pinned ebony base to offer stability, lightning-fast string changes and added expressiveness. A Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut also minimizes friction between string and nut.
A player-centric instrument ready to rock any genre, the G6636T-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon Center Block with String-Thru Bigsby comes in a stunning Vintage White finish and is decked out with nickel hardware including the jeweled G-arrow knobs, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and tortoise headstock logo, binding, bezels and pickguard.
Country Of OriginJP
SeriesArtist Signature Edition
Fingerboard Radius12" (305 mm)
Headstock BindingTortoise with W/B/W Purfling
Neck ShapeStandard "U"
Number of Frets22
Nut MaterialGraph Tech® TUSQ® XL
Nut Width1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position InlaysPearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
String NutGraph Tech® TUSQ® XL
Body BackArched Laminated Maple
Body BindingTortoise with W/B/W/B Purfling
Body MaterialLaminated Maple
Body StyleGretsch® Center Block Guitars
Body TopArched Laminated Maple
Sound HoleF-Holes, Bound
Waist10.375" (263.52 mm)
BridgeTonePros® TP6R with Roller Saddles
Bridge Cover/TailpieceBigsby® B6CP String-Thru Vibrato Tailpiece
Control KnobsJeweled G-Arrow
PickguardTortoise with Gold Gretsch® Logo & Falcon™ Graphic
Strap ButtonsGrover® Strap Locks
StringsNickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Tuning MachinesGrover® Rotomatic™ Die-Cast
Bridge PickupCustom Wound Filter'Tron™
ControlsMaster Volume with Treble Bleed, Master Tone with No-Load Pot
Neck PickupCustom Wound Filter'Tron™
Pickup ConfigurationFilter'Tron™ / Filter'Tron™
Switching3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Body Depth1.75" (44.45 mm)
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Lower Bout17" (432 mm)
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Shipping Height1.00 IN
Shipping Length1.00 IN
Shipping Weight26.00 LB
Shipping Width1.00 IN
Upper Bout12.125" (308mm)