Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 16, 2020) – Gretsch® today announces the all-new G6659T Players Edition Broadkaster® Jr. Center Block with Bigsby®, new finishes for the G6128T and G6129T Players Edition Jet® FT with Bigsby®, the limited edition G6134T-LTD Limited Edition Penguin™ with Bigsby®, the all-new G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club as well as new colors across the Streamliner™ Collection.
The G6659T Players Edition Broadkaster® Jr. Center Block with Bigsby® features a slightly smaller single-cutaway body with a chambered spruce center block for greater comfort, tonal focus and feedback resistance. Two new U.S.-made Full’Tron™ pickups deliver full-spectrum sonic range with a growl unlike any other pickup, in addition to classic Gretsch chime, balance and brilliance with a dash of extra-mid concentration for powering through overdriven and distorted passages at full volume.
Other features include a lower set maple neck for greater playing comfort, 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and aged pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays, master volume with treble bleed circuit, no-load tone control with Squeezebox™ paper-in-oil capacitors, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, string-thru Bigsby® B7CP, Graph Tech TUSQ® XL nut and Gotoh® locking tuners.
The G6659T is available in three fashionable Gretsch finishes — Round-Up Orange with matching headcap and tortoise pickguard, Two-Tone Ivory/Walnut Stain with tortoise pickguard and Walnut Stain headcap, or Two-Tone Smoke Green with Smoke Green pickguard and headcap. All finishes feature nickel hardware.
The G6128T Players Edition Jet FT® with Bigsby® (top) now expands to include a Round-Up Orange finish with tortoiseshell pickguard and nickel hardware, while the G6129T Players Edition Jet® FT with Bigsby® (bottom) dons a new vivid Red Sparkle finish with a silver pickguard and nickel hardware.
Both models feature a select mahogany body with maple top that produces the signature strong, punchy response that has made the Jet famous. A pair of High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups complements the Jet FT’s chambered body to produce a wide, balanced and transparent tone, while the lowered mahogany neck set greatly improves fret-hand mobility while also giving the picking hand a closer approach, increasing comfort and accuracy.
Other features include a 12” rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays, no-load master tone pot with Squeezebox™ paper-in-oil capacitors and master volume with treble bleed circuit, anchored Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, string-thru Bigsby tailpiece, Gotoh® locking tuning keys and Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut.
Clad in a splendid two-tone Smoke Gray/Violet Metallic finish, the G6134T-LTD Limited Edition Penguin™ with Bigsby® offers an exquisite take on the rarest of Gretsch® birds.
The Penguin’s chambered mahogany body with arched maple top captures harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for livelier and more articulate tone, while a pair of TV Jones® TV Classic pickups beautifully project bright, twangy notes with a hint of growl similar to late-1950s Filter’Trons. The result is an extraordinary voice ideal for distinctive rock ‘n’ roll licks, chiming country rhythms or articulate rockabilly riffs. A three-position toggle switch, two volume pickup controls, master volume and master tone open up endless tonal possibilities.
Its premium features also include a set maple neck, 12” radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, Bigsby B3C tailpiece, arched rocking bar bridge with pinned ebony base, Grover® Imperial™ tuning machines and bone nut.
Richly appointed, this limited edition beauty is decked out with silver sparkle body and neck binding, mother of pearl Neo-Classic™ inlays, jeweled arrow control knobs, nickel hardware, Violet Metallic pickguard with ghosted Gretsch and Penguin logos and Violet metallic headcap.
An exciting new addition to the Streamliner™ Collection, the G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club is a stripped-down workhouse that’s built to take a beating. With aggressive attack and quick response, this sleek instrument is designed for the down and dirty guitarist who demands no-nonsense tone at an affordable price.
Broad’Tron™ humbucking pickups deliver robust lows, and a throaty midrange that is harnessed and shaped by a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching. A fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with elegant pearloid Neo-Classic™ inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the bolt-on nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile—ideal for chord work or fiery riffing.
Dressed in stylish finishes including Golddust, Gunmetal, Imperial Stain and Vintage White, the G2210 also features an anchored compensated wrap-around bridge, synthetic bone nut, bound neck, vintage-style control knobs, tortoise pickguard and nickel hardware.
Gretsch has also expanded its Streamliner™ Collection with all-new finishes for its Hollow Body, Center Block and Center Block Jr. models.
The G2420T Streamliner™ Hollow Body with Bigsby® (top) is now offered in a striking Gunmetal finish with tortoise pickguard, while the G2420 Streamliner™ Hollow Body with Chromatic II (bottom) sports a new dapper Phantom Metallic finish with tortoise pickguard. These models don a fully hollow build with single-cutaway arched maple body for rich fullness, deep resonance and classic “big-body sound.”
The G2622T Streamliner™ Center Block with Bigsby® (top) is now available in a new classic Imperial Stain finish with black pickguard, while the G2622 Streamliner™ Center Block with V-Stoptail (middle) gets a brilliant new Ocean Turquoise finish with tortoise pickguard. For the lefties, the G2622LH Streamliner™ Center Block with V-Stoptail (bottom) is also now offered in the popular Gunmetal finish with black pickguard. A lightweight spruce center block runs the length of these center block models, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on rocking stages.
The G2655 Streamliner™ Center Block Jr. with V-Stoptail (top) expands with a new Village Amber finish with tortoise pickguard, while the G2655T Streamliner™ Center Block Jr. with Bigsby® (bottom) is now available in a new Phantom Metallic finish with black pickguard. A lightweight spruce center block runs the length of the slightly smaller-sized body of these models, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on modern stages.
The secret to the sound of all of these Streamliner models is the Broad’Tron™ BT-2S pickups. Designed specifically for the Streamliner Collection, the high-output Broad’Tron humbucking pickup spawns improved definition with tighter bass response for robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange. This sonic power is harnessed and shaped by the traditional control layout—neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching.
All models feature a fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, pearloid Hump Block (G2420T and G2420 only) or Big Block inlays, bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile, vintage-style black control knobs, enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling and slick-looking nickel hardware.
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