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Introducing Gibson Amps: Falcon 5 & Falcon 20 Tube Amplifiersplay button

Introducing Gibson Amps: Falcon 5 & Falcon 20 Tube Amplifiers

The Return of Gibson Amps: Falcon 5 & Falcon 20 - Full Demoplay button

The Return of Gibson Amps: Falcon 5 & Falcon 20 - Full Demo

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Grace Bowers Plays the Gibson Falcon 5 Amp


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The Gibson Falcon 5 1x10 tube combo pays homage to the famed Skylark amps of the ’50s and ’60s—the iconic guitar company’s entry to becoming one of the world’s first manufacturers of amplifiers. Inspired by its legendary past, the Gibson Falcon incorporates a brand-new schematic by trailblazing designer Randall Smith and the formidable MESA/Boogie design team, bringing inimitable, handcrafted vintage tone to the 21st century. Featuring a single, no-nonsense channel with volume and tone controls, plus onboard reverb, the Falcon 5 serves soaring sounds from the moment you plug in. This powerfully simple amp best suits tone connoisseurs seeking the nuanced dynamic response of old-school classics, starting with lean cleans that overdrive into meaty rhythms and leads with ease. The ultraboutique Gibson Falcon 5 combo offers unparalleled retro magic in a thoroughly contemporary reimagining of a certified classic.

Gibson Falcon 5 Tube Combo

Impossibly Versatile Single-Channel Layout

While modern amplification often prioritizes multiple channels and long lists of secondary features, the Gibson Falcon 5 peels back its layers to find the purest signal path possible. The result is wholly organic tone, driven by three 12AX7 preamp valves and one 6V6 power amp tube, for shimmering cleans, three-dimensional saturation and the touch sensitivity that’s inspired generations of electric guitar players for decades. In this amp, the Falcon 5’s versatility lies in its response to your pickups, guitar output volume, and how hard or soft you play. From dialed-back tones with minimal breakup to thick, chewy power-tube overdrive, the Gibson Falcon 5 covers an impressive tonal range despite its minimalist layout.

Gibson Falcon 5 Controls

Immersive Analog Spring Reverb

Onboard reverb isn’t just a novel inclusion on a tube combo this size—it’s a spacious and enveloping effect bringing ethereal, ambient waves of sound and subtle, thickening depth to your dry signal. For guitarists, nothing quite compares to the tone and feel of an analog spring reverb, inviting you to explore new techniques and creative approaches as the ambience responds directly to your dynamic, harmonic and melodic choices. The Gibson Falcon 5’s spring tank offers dreamy trails of decay suited to a variety of genres and lends itself to an immersive playing experience infrequently found in today’s hyper-modern electric guitar amplifiers.

Gibson Falcon 5 Speaker

Pure Tube Tone at Player-Friendly Levels

The Gibson Falcon 5’s two-position wattage switch lets you go from approximately seven watts of Class-A, 6V6 power to only three with a flick. Lower power equates to less volume, but it’s also easier to drive the Falcon into natural tube breakup at levels that will protect your marriage, your lease and your hearing. In home or project studios that may or may not have an adequate isolation booth, you can still capture raw Falcon tone in its sweet spot, and it’s possible to play smaller gigs with every ounce of sonic charm you’ve come to love from this Gibson combo, without the sheer volume overpowering audiences.

Gibson Falcon Series

Crafted With Pride in Petaluma, California

Home of the famed MESA/Boogie, each Gibson Falcon 5 combo is handcrafted in Petaluma, California. Led by legendary designer Randall Smith, the expert team at MESA has worked tirelessly to reimagine Gibson Amplifiers for a new generation of guitarists, and each Falcon is built to the same relentless standard that goes into every boutique MESA/Boogie creation. The Gibson Falcon 5 1x10 combo is meticulously manufactured to withstand the demands of every stage, studio, rehearsal space or bedroom thrown at it.

The Gibson Falcon 5 offers vintage-inspired performance with contemporary internal refinements to help it become its own timeless classic in future decades. With a single, intuitive channel of Class-A tube goodness, the Falcon 5 produces harmonically complex tones capturing the intangible feel of “real” amplifiers that’s hard to recreate with anything else. Onboard reverb adds dimension to the dry sound, and power scalability makes it a perfect studio or stage companion. Prepare to be awestruck by the Gibson Falcon 5 at your local Guitar Center today.   

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  • Three 12AX7 preamp tubes and single 6V6 power tube for rich, dynamic tone
  • Built-in analog spring reverb for spacious ambience
  • Two-position attenuation switch selects 7W/3W power for tube saturation at lower volumes or 8W/4W for extra power
  • Single 10" Celestion speaker for balanced, articulate tone
  • Handcrafted in the USA to the highest standards