Johnny, a month of celebration: the White Falcon at the heart of the French press

As we celebrate the six-year anniversary of Johnny's death, we've welcomed the press for several articles and features on his legendary White Falcon at the showroom.

Johnny Hallyday was an icon of French rock, capable of unleashing entire stadiums while remaining generous with his audience. Tracking down the legendary Gretsch White Falcon he played in the second half of the 1970s was a highlight for Matt's Guitar Shop, as well as the promise of exceptional human encounters. On the December anniversary of his death, the opportunity arose to celebrate the Taulier's memory through the prism of this historic guitar, thanks to several press articles. 

At a time when guitars with bass drums were rare in France, Johnny Hallyday bought this White Falcon and played it on stage between 1976 and 1978. At the time, he was fully embracing his American inspirations, both in his costumes and in the guitars he chose. The White Falcon went on to become one of his flagship guitars, played until the end of his career. It was then given to Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, who appreciated its acoustic qualities. It is thus a major guitar in Johnny Hallyday's career, and a fortiori in the history of French music.

We were delighted to welcome the Figaro TV team for a beautiful report on the guitar (directed by Eline Roussel), to be viewed on their channels as well as below, and Christian Eudeline from VSD magazine for an article to be read here. Enjoy!

Eline Roussel for Le Figaro TV : 


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