The Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Single-Cutaway Electric Guitar in Aged Brooklyn Burst is a model that sings with vintage-inspired charm. From its breath-taking tones to the sumptuous burst finish, the G2420 is quite simply a dream come true for both hollowbody purists and newcomers alike. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll fall in love with this models comfortable playability, rich timbre, and versatile tonal offerings.
The hollowbody is crafted using laminated maple, which resonates freely to generate a brilliant output with depth and power. Parallel tone bars are employed to reinforce the top, allowing it to vibrate freely to deliver a strong yet balanced timbre. As the wood is laminated, it holds up well with regard to changes in temperature and humidity, making it a fantastic gigging guitar thanks to its tonal consistency.
Sturdy and Responsive Nato Neck
Fitted to the body is a reassuringly solid nato neck, which is shaped with a thin "U" profile for increased playing comfort. Paired with the neck is a 22 medium fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with pearloid block inlays to guide your way in style. The fingerboard is shaped with 12-inch radius, guaranteeing that string bends are executed smoothly, whilst your fingers are given a luxurious playground to explore. The single-cutaway body shape enables greater access to the upper frets, allowing you to make the most of every part of the neck.
Versatile Broad'Tron Humbuckers
The energy produced in the body is harnessed and translated beautifully by the Broad'Tron humbucking pickups. Specifically designed by the engineers at Gretsch for the Streamliner series, this high-output partnership delivers lows with a vigorous warmth, mids with a hearty attack, and highs that ring with a brilliant clarity. Whatever style of music you play; the Streamliner is as adaptable as your playing style demands.
Control comes in the form of independent volume controls for each pickup, a master volume pot, and a master tone pot. There is a three-way pickup selector switch that allows you to select either pickup individually, or both simultaneously. In keeping with the vintage finishing touches, gold vintage-style control knobs are on hand for smooth and precise control over your tone.
The body is equipped with a Gretsch chromatic tailpiece, which works closely with the adjusto-matic bridge with secured rosewood base and synthetic nut. This trio guarantees that string tension, intonation, and sustain performs optimally so that you can play with unrelenting fervour. You can bend and hold notes to your heart's content, unleash some searing solos, hammer down with some choppy chord playing, or deftly finger pick notes with graceful precision, safe in the knowledge that your setup will remain faithful.
The headstock - along with the single-ply black pickguard - proudly bears the gold Gretsch logo, whilst die-cast nickel tuning machines uphold tuning integrity with unwavering accuracy during the most energetic of performances.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G2420 Streamliner Electric Guitar Body Material Laminated Maple Neck Material Nato Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Block Active/Passive Passive Tuners Die-cast; Nickel Bridge/Tailpiece Anchored Adjusto-Matic/Gretsch Chromatic Pickups Neck and Bridge: Broad'Tron Humbucker Controls Neck Volume Bridge Volume Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Aged Brooklyn Burst
In the local local music store they had a couple of Streamliners in stock and, as I was there I thought to myself "Why not try it?" I am so glad I did.
It's a stunning guitar, especially when you consider the price. It feels great, it's easy to play and the sound is unbelievable. The sustain is ridiculous, and the intonation pretty much perfect right out of the box (it hadn't been setup or adjusted at all by the store technician).
It's light, feels like a top quality instrument and the variation of sound you can get from it is wonderful. This is not just a rockabilly or jazz guitar. You can play anything on this thing. I love Blues, and it's perfect for that too. Oh and it looks great. Just try one out.
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