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GRETSCH® HONOURS ENIGMATIC COUNTRY ICON ORVILLE PECK WITH DEBUT SIGNATURE FALCON GUITAR

This week, Gretsch® announces the Limited Edition Orville Peck FalconTM, honouring groundbreaking country artist Orville Peck with his first ever signature guitar. Capturing Peck’s true iconoclast spirit with mid-century swagger, the Orville Peck FalconTM is a more-than-worthy addition to Gretsch’s storied catalog of artist signature models, which includes tributes to George Harrison, Chet Atkins, Malcolm Young and – more recently – boygenius and John Gourley of Portugal. The Man. This launch comes hot off the heels of Peck’s latest album, ‘Stampede: Vol. 1’, a collection of duets with the likes of Elton John and Willie Nelson, which was released earlier this month.

A modern icon redefining the meaning of ‘outlaw artist’, Peck burst onto the scene in 2019 with his acclaimed debut album ‘Pony’; a record which combined the lulling ambience of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American outlaw country music. Since then, Peck has released three more celebrated records – the 2020 EP ‘Show Pony’, 2022’s ‘Bronco’ and the aforementioned ‘Stampede: Vol. 1’ – won a host of accolades, and collaborated with the likes of Shania Twain, Lady Gaga and Diplo amongst others.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Gretsch on my signature guitar, and I’m super proud of it,” said Orville Peck. “The white Falcon is such a versatile, beautiful guitar, so we wanted to stay true to the original and keep the classic feel, whilst adding some pizzazz. I think whoever picks up the guitar will be able to show a little bit of themselves through it.”

Gretsch® Limited Edition Orville Peck FalconTM ($3,999.99 USD, £3,899.00 GBP, €4,499.00 EUR, $6,999.00 AUD, ¥550,000 JPY) A fitting tribute to a boundary-pushing visionary, the Limited Edition Orville Peck FalconTM offers incredible tone, perfect for any genre, and a vibe that manages to be both fresh and classic at the same time. It features a comfortable 2.5″-deep maple body with the innovative Gretsch “ML” bracing that delivers a huge hollow body sound with exceptional clarity and acoustic nuance. A 12″-radius streaked ebony fingerboard with rolled edges and 22 medium jumbo frets tops a 25.5″-scale maple neck with a comfortably familiar standard “U”-shaped profile for fluidly easy playing, while Luminlay® side dots offer precision fretting in low-light settings. Powered by the all-new FT-67 Filter’Tron™ humbucking pickups, which were designed to capture authentic vintage Gretsch voicing but with a more well-rounded tone for modern playing styles, the Limited Edition Orville Peck FalconTM provides open and pristine top-end chime, glassy midrange, robust low end, and balanced harmonics for tone that blends seamlessly with other instruments. Elsewhere, the Bigsby® B6GP String-Thru vibrato tailpiece makes it quicker (and easier) to change strings, and provides increased vibration transfer for enhanced sustain, whilst exclusive western-themed artwork by Judith Rothman Pierce of RoseCut Clothing on the gold plexi pickguard and aged pearloid Humpblock fingerboard inlays adds a distinctive style.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has long been a champion of Orville Peck, previously selecting him as a member of Fender Next 2020, the annual artist developmentprogram that elevates rising musicians pushing guitar forward in music and culture, and as one of the faces of its American Professional II campaign. Taking this relationship to the next level, Gretsch is proud to introduce the Limited Edition Orville Peck FalconTM, honoring the country artist with his first ever signature guitar.

Watch as Orville Peck unveils his limited edition signature Falcon

For technical specs, additional information on new Gretsch products and to find a retail partner near you, visit www.gretschguitars.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @OfficialGretsch on Instagram and @GretschGuitars on YouTube.

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