Established in 1976

Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold

Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold
Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold
Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold
Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold
Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold
Gibson Falcon Vintage Amplifier Sold

The Falcon (GA-19RVT) was a guitar amplifier made by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1961. With the Falcon and a few other models, Gibson was ahead of Fender in bringing an amplifier with reverb on the market. In addition, the Falcon also had tremolo.

The Falcon got 14 watts out of two 6V6 tubes (the same tubes used in the comparable Fender Deluxe), and had a Jensen 12" speaker. The pre-amp was powered by three 6EU7 tubes, and a 7199 for the reverb circuit. Unlike Fender's later reverb amps (such as the Princeton Reverb), the Falcon had a fairly unusual placement of the reverb circuit: rather than being placed after the pre-amp section and having the wet signal mixed with the dry, the Falcon's reverb circuit taps the signal before the volume and tone control, and mixes it with the dry signal via independent volume controls. In addition, the Falcon had a separate monitor output at line level, to connect the amp to a separate "Regular Amplifier" (the Falcon being referred to in the brochures as "Reverb Amplifier") and create a stereo effect.

The Falcon's sound is described as "full, rich" and "sweet-sounding", with a "raw, gnarly, compressed tone" at higher volumes. It is relatively rare: according to Gibson's records 204 were sold in 1961; the next year, the Crestline design was introduced, involving a redesign of the control panel as well as the circuit. - From Wikipedia.

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  • Brand
  • Gibson
  • Model
  • Falcon
  • Condition
  • Used, Very Good
  • Color
  • Brown