A 1990 Gretsch White Falcon used by Dave Grohl in the Monkey Wrench video is going up for auction

The 1990 Gretsch White Falcon formerly owned by Pat Smear
(Image credit: Gardiner Houlgate)

A Gretsch White Falcon that was previously owned by Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear and used by Dave Grohl in the video for the band’s 1997 single Monkey Wrench is up for sale via auction.

The classic hollowbody electric guitar was built in 1990 in Japan before Pat Smear acquired it around 1996. The Foo Fighters and former Germs guitarist quickly put it to good use in early 1997 during sessions for The Colour and the Shape, his first record with the band. It also saw extensive use on tour in the late-’90s.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.