The Gretsch G2655 Streamliner Centre-Block Junior Double-Cutaway Electric Guitar in Flagstaff Sunset, is a cool, calm and collected model that boasts impressive appointments and outstanding build quality to produce the Gretsch sound we've come to know and love. From the tonewoods to the tuning machines, the nuanced control layout to the feel of the neck, everything detail has been pored over by the team at Gretsch to create a guitar that is a professional's dream, and affordable enough for us all to enjoy.
Sleek Body Profile
The semi-hollowbody design evokes the vintage-style of historical Gretsch models, but is crafted with modern players in mind. The top, back and sides are built from laminated maple, which is known for its highly resonant, bright-sounding character. 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.
A lightweight spruce centre block runs through the internal length of the body, a useful aid in the top's reinforcement. Not only that, but the centre-block suppresses unwanted feedback, so whilst you're rocking out with all your might, your tone will wail only when you want it to. The vintage aesthetic of the G2655T Streamliner is sealed with a Flagstaff Sunset finish, with elegant two-ply white and black body binding on hand to emphasise the sultry curves of this model. A layer of gloss adds further protection to the finish.
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 double-cutaway body profile enables greater access to the upper frets, giving you total command of the neck and fingerboard.
Versatile Broad'Tron Humbuckers
The energy produced in the body is harnessed and translated beautifully by the Broad'Tron humbucking pickups. This high-output partnership delivers lows with a thunderous roar, mids with a weighty punch, and highs with a ringing 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, black vintage-style control knobs are on hand for smooth and precise control over your tone.
The body is equipped with an anchored adjusto-matic bridge, which is partnered with a Gretsch "V" stoptail tailpiece to ensure the strings are seamlessly connected to the body. Not only does this create a secure playing feel but - along with the synthetic bone nut -, it also establishes a firm foundation for optimised intonation and sustain. You can bend and hold notes for a long as you wish, and your tones will sing out sweetly. 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 G2655 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 "V" Stoptail 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 Flagstaff Sunset
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