Gretsch Penguin VS Falcon?

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  1. james...

    james... Member

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    What are the differences tonally?

    Let's assume we're talking about dynasonics.
     
  2. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels

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    Although the Penguin does have a large hollow chamber, it's really much closer to a solidbody sound than a big archtop. That means faster attack and longer sustain than the Falcon but less of an "airy" quality.
     
  3. Ogre

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    Falcon sounds bigger & fatter.
     
  4. Sniper-V

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    Completely different guitars anatomy-wise.
    It's a chambered solid-body vs a hollowbody.
    So the differences would be that fundamentally.
     
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    Geosh Supporting Member

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    The Penguin sounds like a good gospel church choir: Nice chimey highs, a pretty good low end, fancy white robes... I mean paint...

    The Falcon on the other hand sounds like Heaven opened up and the sound of 1,000 angels was pouring out! Huge, warm and clear, and tone that would make even the grumpiest old man smile.

    Really though, they are 2 different animals. Depending on what you are playing, either one might fit your needs better than the other. Best bet is to find them and play them yourself.
     

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