Gretsch Announces 2021 Lineup

This year's batch includes a host of new models across Vintage Select Edition, Players Edition, Limited Edition, Electromatic Collection, and the Streamliner Collection.

Scottsdale, AZ (January 15, 2021) -- Gretsch today announced its 2021 Winter and Spring lineup with a host of new models across Vintage Select Edition, Players Edition, Limited Edition, Electromatic Collection and Streamliner Collection for traditional and modern players alike. Celebrating A Sound Like No Other, these new electrics deliver the unmistakable Gretsch tone, authentic style and unrivaled craftmanship that has set Gretsch apart for decades.

VINTAGE SELECT EDITION

Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument heritage. The all-new Vintage Select ’89 Jet guitars resurrect a classic late-’80s design that rocked the forefront of the Pacific Northwest grunge movement that overtook the music world in the early 1990s.

Delivering signature solid-body power and punch, these grunge-era beauties feature period-correct chambered mahogany construction, which magnifies harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for a livelier and more articulate tone. TV Jones TV Classic Plus bridge and TV Jones TV Classic neck pickups replicate that unmistakable vintage Filter’Tron sound to fabulous sonic effect. Its versatile control layout features master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls and three-way pickup toggle switch.

Other features include a maple set neck, 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Hump Block inlays, bone nut, G-arrow knobs, Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned rosewood base, Gotoh tuners, silver pickguard, nickel hardware and late-’80s black headstock with Gretsch logo and horseshoe inlay. Models include:

● The G6129T-89VS Vintage Select ’89 Sparkle Jet with Bigsby comes in Gold Sparkle or Silver Sparkle. ($2,599.99 EST US Street, £2,759 MSRP, €3,069 MSRP, $4,499 AUD RRP) Available March 2021.



● The G6128T-89VS Vintage Select ’89 Duo Jet with Bigsby comes in Black. ($2,599.99 EST US Street, £2,759 MSRP, €3,069 MSRP, $4,499 AUD RRP) Available March 2021.

PLAYERS EDITION

As the centerpiece of the flagship Professional Collection, the Players Edition is designed for the working professional seeking classic Gretsch tone and cutting-edge features for maximum power, comfort and versatility.

For 2021, Gretsch adds the all-new G6228TG-PE Players Edition Jet BT with Bigsby and Gold Hardware. Available in three stunning finishes, this marks the first Players Jet BT model with a Bigsby tailpiece as well as gold hardware.

Delivering powerful overdriven attitude and shimmering cleans, each Players Edition Jet BT begins with a select 1.85” mahogany body with maple top that produces a strong, balanced mid-range, while the chambered body delivers a smooth attack and extended bandwidth that is remarkably wide and harmonically rich. Designed by the famed Tim Shaw, the Gretsch Broad’Tron BT65 pickups meticulously captures the guitar’s sonic palette and reproduces powerful mids, extended lows and an exceptionally clear, yet smooth high end. The result is the perfect mixture of wall-shaking power and full-spectrum fidelity that delivers unparalleled overdrive and shimmering cleans.

Additional Players Edition features include a lowered neck set, full-access rolled cutaway and tapered heel, no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox paper-in-oil capacitor, master volume with treble bleed circuit and individual pickup volume controls. Models include:

● The G6228TG-PE Players Edition Jet BT with Bigsby and Gold Hardware is available in Cadillac Green, Midnight Sapphire and Walnut Stain with black pickguard. ($2,599 EST US Street, £2,429 MSRP, €2,699 MSRP, $4,499 AUD RRP) Available March 2021.

LIMITED EDITION

Gretsch Limited Edition models elevate our most celebrated designs with striking finishes and upgraded features and appointments. Stunning in style and sound, these small batch runs are designed for players seeking a more individualized edge. Models include:

● The G6136T Limited Edition Falcon with Bigsby ($3,599.99 EST US Street, £2,429 MSRP, €2,699 MSRP, $6,499 AUD RRP) is enchanting in a Two-Tone Copper/Sahara Metallic finish, and features a pair of TV Jones Ray Butts Ful-Fidelity pickups that generate powerful tone and unparalleled dynamic, as well as 1959 trestle bracing for that huge hollow body sound. Other features include separate bridge and neck volume controls, three-way pickup toggle switching, no-load master tone and master volume with “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil caps, string-thru Bigsby B6CP tailpiece, pinned “rocking” bar bridge with ebony base, bone nut, Grover Imperial locking tuning machines, jeweled G-arrow control knobs, gloss urethane finish, chrome hardware and silver vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch and Falcon logos. Available February 2021.

● The G6134T Limited Edition Penguin Koa with Bigsby ($3,299.99 EST US Street, £3,349 MSRP, €3,719, $5,999 AUD RRP) is tastefully elegant in a Natural finish with matching figured koa headstock, tortoiseshell body and neck binding, mother of pearl Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, jeweled arrow control knobs, tortoise pickguard and gold hardware. Features include a chambered mahogany body with arched koa top, a pair of TV Jones TV Classic pickups that beautifully project bright, twangy notes with a hint of growl similar to late-1950s Filter’Trons, three-position pickup toggle switch, individual pickup volume controls, master volume and three-position tone toggle switch, set mahogany neck, 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, Bigsby B3 tailpiece, rocking bar bridge with pinned ebony base, Grover Imperial tuners and bone nut. Available April 2021.

● The G6119TG-62RW-LTD Limited Edition ‘62 Rosewood Tenny with Bigsby and Gold Hardware ($2,599.99 EST US Street, £2,779 MSRP, €3,089 MSRP, $4,699 AUD RRP) is a solid performer with the standout sound and stunning style that have made Gretsch a household name. Highly resonant with rosewood top, back and sides, the unique voice of this guitar cuts through any mix with a pair of rich-sounding TV Jones TV Classic humbucking pickups that create unmistakable vintage snap and guttural growl with lively response. Parallel tone bars connect the top and back of this guitar for authentic vintage tone. Other features include individual pickup volume controls, master volume, standby switch and the classic three-position tone switch, Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors for incredibly silky vintage high end, “rocking” bar bridge with pinned rosewood base, Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style bone nut, 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 vintage small frets, gold G-arrow control knobs and Grover Sta-Tite open-back tuning machines, aged white binding with black purfling, aged pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, rosewood headcap, durable gloss urethane finish and black pickguard with Gretsch logo. Available March 2021.

ELECTROMATIC COLLECTION

No nonsense, Electromatic Collection guitars are the perfect real, pure and powerful Gretsch instruments. Dynamic, articulate and crafted with essential Gretsch sound, style and playability, the Electromatic guitars deliver the fearless and electrifying authenticity that has set Gretsch apart for decades. It’s the sound of honor itself—play proud.

For 2021, Gretsch is adding to this collection with the brand-new G5410T Limited Edition Electromatic Tri-Five Hollow Body Single Cut with Bigsby, all-new V-Stoptail offerings with the G5622 Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut and new finishes for the G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby. Models include:

● The brand-new G5410T Limited Edition Electromatic Tri-Five Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby ($899.99 EST US Street, £979, €1,089, $2,099 AUD RRP) is decked out in three radiantly cool finishes—Two-Tone Fiesta Red and Vintage White with vintage white pickguard, Two-Tone Ocean Turquoise and Vintage White with vintage white pickguard, and Two-Tone Vintage White and Casino Gold with gold pickguard— stylishly complete with matching “Caddy V”-inlay headstocks and chrome hardware. A pure and powerful Gretsch tone machine that captures the snazzy old-school swagger of the classic Bel Air rides of the 1950s, the G5410T is fully hollow, with a pure Filter’Tron voice bursting with power, punch and rip-roaring late-’50s snap. Its premium features include a thinner body (2.5”) for maximum playing comfort, 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, dual Black Top Filter’Tron humbucking pickups with pearloid inserts, versatile controls including master volume with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume knobs and three-way pickup toggle switch, oversized bound F holes, smaller late-’50s G6120 bound headstock, Graph Tech NuBone nut, Adjusto-Matic bridge with secured rosewood base and a Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece. Available March 2021.

● The brand-new G5622 Electromatic Center Block with V-Stoptail ($699.99 EST US Street, £729 MSRP, €799 MSRP, $1,649 AUD RRP) is elegantly styled in Aged Walnut, Black Gold or Bristol Fog finishes with nickel hardware. The Aged Walnut and Black Gold finishes feature a gold pickguard, while Bristol Fog comes with a black pickguard. Designed for that pure and powerful Gretsch sound at high volume, the G5622 has a double-cutaway maple body with chambered spruce center block for dynamic resonance, high gain power and lightweight comfort, and dual Black Top Broad’Tron humbucking pickups for chiming highs with dynamic and articulate tone for enhanced sonic punch. Other features include master volume control with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls, three-position pickup toggle switch, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs and a sturdy V-Stoptail. Available February 2021.

● The G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby Stoptail ($799.99 EST US Street, £759 MSRP, €849 MSRP, $1,849 AUD RRP) comes in two new remarkable finishes — Single Barrel Burst and Speyside — with gold pickguard, gold pickup bezels and nickel hardware. Designed for that pure and powerful Gretsch sound at high volume, the G5622T has a double-cutaway maple body with chambered spruce center block and dual Black Top Broad’Tron humbucking pickups. Other features include master volume control with treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls, three-position pickup toggle switch, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs and a Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece. Available February 2021.

STREAMLINER COLLECTION

The Streamliner Collection lets guitarists explore new sounds and textures at an amazingly affordable price. Built for versatile tones and spectacular style, these guitars scream with modern features and vintage Gretsch stylings from the ‘40s, ’50 and ‘60s.

For 2021, Gretsch rolls out the brand-new Streamliner Center Block and Center Block Jr. Double-Cut guitars with all-new Gretsch Fideli'Sonic 90, as well as extends its G2410TG Streamliner Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby with new finishes and gold hardware.

The Center Block and Center Block Jr. models are designed for three simple things — high gain-friendly performance, slick, easy playability and spectacular style. The Streamliner Center Block’s sound is the perfect blend of brash and brawn with a chambered spruce center block driven to the limit by all-new FideliSonic 90 pickups. These single-coil pickups retain the full warm tone of a traditional P90 with a distinct top-end that is articulate and well-defined. The lightweight spruce center block runs the length of the mahogany body reinforcing the arched top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on modern stages. Models include:

● The G2622T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby ($599.99 EST US Street, £609 MSRP, €669 MSRP, $1,349 AUD RRP) is exceptional in Brownstone, Forge Glow and Gunmetal finishes with all-new “radio arrow” control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, one-ply pickguard and nickel hardware. The G2622T has a 16” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup toggle switching, fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with unique oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut and Bigsby-licensed B70 tailpiece. Available April 2021.

● The G2622-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail ($499.99 EST US Street, £539 MSRP, €599 MSRP, $1,149 AUD RRP) comes in refined Claret Burst and Havana Burst finishes, complete with all-new radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, one-ply pickguard and nickel hardware. The G2622 has a 16” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup toggle switching, fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with unique oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut and V-Stoptail. Available April 2021.

● The G2655T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby ($599.99 EST US Street, £609 MSRP, €669 MSRP, $1349 AUD RRP) is decked out in Two-Tone Midnight Sapphire and Vintage Mahogany Stain, Two-Tone Mint Metallic and Vintage Mahogany Stain or Two-Tone Sahara Metallic and Vintage Mahogany Stain finishes, complete with all-new radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, one-ply pickguard and nickel hardware. The G2655T has a 14” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup toggle switching, fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with unique oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut and Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece. Available April 2021.

● The G2655-P90 with V-Stoptail ($499.99 EST US Street, £539 MSRP, €599 MSRP, $1,149 AUD RRP) comes in Brownstone and Claret Burst, complete with all-new radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, one-ply pickguard and nickel hardware. The G2655 has a 14” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup toggle switching, fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with unique oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut and V-Stoptail. Available April 2021.

Big, bold and righteous, the G2410TG Streamliner Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby and Gold Hardware is designed for the modern guitarist who yearns for something beyond the norm. A commanding guitar for powerful players, the G2410TG’s modern sonics, thinner maple body, updated electronics and authentically elegant style create the latest iteration of That Great Gretsch Sound!

Designed specifically for the Streamliner Collection, the high-output Broad’Tron BT-2S pickup spawns improved definition with tighter bass response for robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange.

The G2410TG also features neck and bridge pickup volume controls, master tone control, master volume control, three-way pickup toggle switching, 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with elegant pearloid Hump Block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, Adjusto-Matic bridge with secured laurel base, vintage-style black control knobs, enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection and elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling. Models include:

● The G2410TG ($599.99 EST US Street, £609 MSRP, €669 MSRP, $1,349 AUD RRP) comes dressed in Ocean Turquoise, Single Barrel Stain and Village Amber with gold hardware. Ocean Turquoise and Village Amber feature a tortoise pickguard, while the Single Barrel Stain finish features a cream pickguard. Available February 2021.

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