gretsch review

Idiosyncratic pickups pull this slimline Gretsch along unexpected tone trajectories.

Unique, idiosyncratic pickups. Tidy construction. Top-notch playability.

Some tuning instability with Bigsby use. Some players will miss classic P-90 trebles.


Gretsch G2622T-P90 Streamliner


Gretsch’s new Streamliner guitars—like the 1960s Streamliners before them—are great instruments living in the shadows of the company’s most iconic shapes. Where guitars like the 6120, Country Gentleman, White Falcon, and others are either quite thick, very wide, or both, the Streamliner is slim and relatively light—in the fashion of the Epiphone Casino, Gibson ES-335, Fender Coronado, Rickenbacker 300-series, and various Voxes, Hofners, and Hagstroms that ruled the ’60s. They are exceptionally comfortable, engaging, and ultra-fun to play, particularly when fitted with a Bigsby, like the Gretsch G2622T-P90 Streamliner reviewed here.

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