The Penguin and Falcon evolved in much the same manner.The Falcon featured body and neck dimensions the same as the Country Club model, with the exception of a larger and differently shaped peghead, while the Penguin featured Duo Jet-type structural features with the exception of the peghead.
List prices for White Penguins and White Falcons insured both would be extremely rare.
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In fact, because the Penguin didn’t appear in Gretsch literature, it’s reasonable to assume that virtually all Penguins were custom orders.