NAMM 2019: Gretsch Highlights

Posted on 24th January 2019 by

Legendary guitar manufacturer, Gretsch, has just released a new line of guitars.  Announced at this year’s NAMM 2019 convention, the list, which is as long as your fretboard, includes updated versions of the Center Blocks, Hollowbodies and Players Edition. So, here’s our pick of the bunch.

Gretsch G5655TG Electromatic Center Block Jr.

First on the list is the delicious Gretsch G5655TG Electromatic Center Block Jr. Available in an Azure Metallic finish, it comes fitted with a Bigsby® B70 vibrato tailpiece and an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge. Its smaller sized body with a chambered spruce center block delivers high gain power with lightweight comfort, while the dual Black Top Broad’Tron™ humbucking pickups offer a marvellous, articulate tone.

Gretsch G5655TG Azure Metallic

Main Features

  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Dual Black Top Broad’Tron™ humbucking pickup
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge
  • Bigsby® B70 vibrato tailpiece
  • Smaller-sized single-cutaway maple body
  • A chambered spruce center block

Gretsch G2420T Streamliner Hollow Body with Bigsby

This guitar is big, bold and righteous. Featuring a set of Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickups, it delivers an improved definition. As a result, you’ll find a tighter bass response for strong lows as well as clear highs and a biting middle. Plus, its enlarged F holes truly produce a particularly enlarged acoustic definition. Available in Candy Apple Red this G2420T is designed for the modern player who desires a commanding guitar.

Gretsch G2420T Streamliner Hollow Body with Bigsby - Laurel - Candy Apple Red

Main Features

  • Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with secured laurel base
  • Enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection
  • Bigsby®-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece
  • All-new Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickups
  • Single-cutaway fully hollow-body build for rich fullness, deep resonance and “big body sound”

Gretsch G2420 Hollow Body with Chromatic II Tailpiece

Thirdly, is the Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Hollow Body. Available in Village Amber, it comes with a with Chromatic II tailpiece, synthetic bone nut and secured Adjusto-Matic bridge. The guitar is certainly designed to give you rock-solid tuning stability. So, if you’re a hard riffer you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that your slick licks won’t wind up flat.

Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Hollow Body with Chromatic II, Laurel - Village Amber

Main Features

  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with pearloid Hump Block inlays
  • Single-cutaway fully hollow-body build for rich fullness and deep resonance
  • Enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection22 medium jumbo frets
  • Arched laminated maple construction

Gretsch G2622T Streamliner Center Block with Bigsby

This Gunmetal coloured G2622T Streamliner™ Center-Block modernizes the best elements from the past and bursts into the present-day music era with powerful sound and style. Including a sleek double-cut body and feedback-resistant design, it’s built for the guitarist who craves more than the day-to-day humdrum of inferior guitars. With more performance, more style and more volume, consequently, the G2622T is everything you expect from a Gretsch, and more.

Gretsch G2622T Streamliner Center Block with Bigsby - Laurel - Gunmetal

Main Features

  • Bigsby® B70 vibrato tailpiece
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge
  • Enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection
  • All-new Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickups
  • Double-cutaway body

Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block

Featuring the classic eye-catching style we’ve all come to expect from Gretsch, this G2622 Streamliner gives you vintage-style black control knobs and enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection. Including elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling and slick-looking nickel hardware, this guitar is nearly impossible to put down once you’ve picked it up. Overall, it’s a beautifully crafted piece of wood that delivers an exceptional sound.

Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block, V-Stoptail, Laurel - Barrel Stain

Main Features

  • Gretsch V-Stoptail tailpiece
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard
  • Enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection
  • All-new Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickups
  • Double-cutaway body
  • Arched laminated maple construction

Gretsch G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. With Bigsby

And finally, we have the G2655T. Available in an Imperial Stain finish, this guitar is built to deliver a high-gain friendly performance and slick playability. Its BT-2S pickups give you the sound while the thin ‘U’ shaped nato neck and laurel fingerboard give you the speed. And, of course, the double cutaway body with a Bigsby® B50 tailpiece means it’s all wrapped up in spectacular style. Very nice indeed.

Gretsch G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr with Bigsby, Laurel - Imperial Stain

Main Features

  • All-new Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickup
  • Double-cutaway smaller body
  • 12”-radius laurel fingerboard
  • Bigsby® B50 vibrato tailpiece
  • Anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge

And there you have it. If you think we’ve missed anything off the list then head over to our online store to check out the full range of Gretsch NAMM 2019 products.

 

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