I bought this guitar as I wanted a new Jumbo bodied acoustic with pickup, but couldn’t afford to spend a fortune on a Gibson J200.. I bought this to replace and upgrade my old trusted Epiphone EJ200 that ive played to death (loved that guitar).
I’m delighted with my new Gretsch rancher Black falcon.
The guitar sounds lovely but really comes alive when plugged in. The finish is stunning with its black body and gold falcon trimmings and scratch plate.
The guitar is surprisingly light, noticeably lighter than my Epiphone Ej200. Played really well out of the box but did require a slight neck adjustment and intonation check, but no big deal. The finish is gorgeous but has got a few slight pooling blemishes along the side of the frets at the highest point but not really noticeable and no big deal.
The negatives I should point out are the silly Gretsch strap buttons / locks that if you tighten up thinking that its securing the button, it unscrews the opposite end away from the body, mine twisted out on day 1... I got a luthier to glue it in place and use it like a regular button. The built in tuner is not very good, so i use a clip on.. over all though, amazing guitar for the price. I strongly recommend and it makes you stand out from the crowd.