USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass

USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass  ·  Source: Gretsch

Two Gretsch Tom Petersson Signature Basses have just been announced at Summer NAMM. The Cheap Trick bass player has put his name to a new USA Custom Shop Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass.

USA Custom Shop Signature 12-String Falcon Bass

This Custom Shop 12-string bass is something that Tom Petersson came up with, and is known for playing. It’ll definitely give your fingers a workout, that’s for sure! The bass comes in a vintage white finish and is based on the Gretsch Falcon style. It’s a Custom Shop instrument and so I do not expect it to be cheap…

12-String Falcon Bass Specifications

Laminated maple body

12”radius ebony fingerboard

22 vintage-style frets

Mother-of pearl inlays

A  C shaped maple gloss-finished neck

Short scale length 30.3″

Custom Seymour Duncan Super’Tron pickups,

Specially designed 12-string Space Control bridge

Gretsch “Cadillac” tailpiece,

Gold hardware and pickguard

 

USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass

USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass

 

G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature

If the idea of a 12-string bass scares you a little, then there is also a more reserved four-string bass being released, too. This model will come in an Aged White finish and will not be a Custom Shop model. This should make it a bit cheaper. Unfortunately, no pictures of this model are available at the moment.

G6136B-TP-AWT Specifications

4-string model.

Laminated maple body,

12” radius ebony fingerboard

22 medium jumbo frets

Mother-of pearl inlays

Short scale length 30.3”,

Adjusto-Matic bridge

Gretsch “Cadillac” tailpiece,

Gloss-finish maple neck with U profile,

Gold hardware and pickguard

Bridge pickup Seymour Duncan Super’Tron and a  Rumble’Tron in the neck pickup

Price is TBC. Both basses have been slated for release in early 2017.

Gretsch Tom Petersson Signature Basses: company site

 

USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass

Tom Petersson playing his Signature 12-String Falcon Bass

by Jef