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NAMM 2016: Gretsch Releases Brand New Streamliner Series Guitars

(PRESS RELEASE): Gretsch has released the new Streamliner Collection, offering a brave new sound at an affordable price. Available in Center Block Jr., Center Block and Hollow Body models, the new Streamliner collection was designed for powerful sound and versatile playability with spectacular vintage Gretsch style. 

The secret to the Streamliner’s bold sound is a new offering from Gretsch—the Broad’Tron humbucking pickup. Specifically designed for the Streamliner, this high-output pickup spawns robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange for a unique tone that stays true to That Great Gretsch Sound.

The Center Block Jr. is available in two new models — the G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double Cutaway with Bigsby® (Walnut Stain or Black) and the G2655 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double Cutaway (Flagstaff Sunset).

Easy to play while rocking out thanks to its smaller body, the Center Block Junior models feature a lightweight spruce center block that runs the length of the body, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance.  Its sonic power is harnessed and shaped by the traditional Gretsch control layout—neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching.

A fast-playing 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile—ideal for chord work or fiery riffing.

The G2655T comes with a Bigsby®-licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece to add shimmer and expression, while the G2655 model features a Gretsch “V” stoptail tailpiece. Both are paired with an Adjusto-matic™ bridge with anchored base and synthetic bone nut, providing astounding tuning stability and accurate, slip-free intonation.

Other features include vintage-style black control knobs, F Holes, elegant two-ply white and black body binding, slick-looking nickel hardware, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo and arched laminated maple construction.

The Streamliner Center Block comes in three models — G2622T Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby (Torino Green and Flagstaff Sunset), G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway (Walnut Strain) and G2622LH Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway Left-Hand (Flagstaff Sunset).

Brash and feedback-resistant thanks to the spruce center block, the sleek Center Block Double Cutaway guitars are designed for the guitarist who demands more than the mundane from an instrument—more performance, more style and most importantly, more volume. 

The Center Block models are equipped with the high-output Broad’Tron humbucking pickup, along with neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup switching, fast-playing 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets and white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile.

The G2622T is equipped with Bigsby-licensed B70 vibrato tailpiece, while the G2622 and G2622LH feature the Gretsch “V” stoptail tailpiece. Both are paired with the Adjusto-matic bridge with an anchored base and synthetic bone nut.

The Center Block models feature vintage-style gold-painted control knobs, F Holes, elegant two-ply white and black body binding, slick-looking nickel hardware, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo and arched laminated maple construction.

The Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollow Body is offered in two models — the G2420T with Bigsby (Flagstaff Sunset or Golddust) and the G2420 with Chromatic II™ Tailpiece (Aged Brooklyn Burst).

Big, bold and righteous, the Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollow Body is designed for the modern guitarist who yearns for something beyond the norm. A commanding guitar for soulful players, the G2420’s full-body sound and elegant style are perfect for straight ahead jazz, R&B, funk or rockabilly.

Each hollow body model features Broad’Tron humbucking pickups, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching, fast-playing 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, and a white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile. 

The G2420T is equipped with a Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, while the G2420 comes with a stylish Gretsch Chromatic II tailpiece. Both are paired with an Adjusto-matic bridge with secured rosewood base and synthetic bone nut.

Other features include vintage-style gold-painted control knobs, F Holes, elegant two-ply white and black body binding, slick-looking nickel hardware, arched laminated maple construction and single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo.

For more information Gretsch’s New Streamliner Series.

Issue #51

Wolf Hoffmann

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