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Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby Candy Apple Red

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Gretsch is offering a new Candy Apple Red finish to its G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. lineup.The exhilarating G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby is designed for three simple things—... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Gretsch is offering a new Candy Apple Red finish to its G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. lineup.

The exhilarating G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby is designed for three simple things—high gain-friendly performance, slick, easy playability and spectacular style.

The secret to the Streamliner’s sound is twofold—the Broad’Tron humbucking pickup and the spruce center block. Specifically designed for the Streamliner, the high-output Broad’Tron pickup spawns robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange for a unique tone that blends well with other instruments in a band context. A lightweight spruce center block runs the length of the body, reinforcing the top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance on modern stages.

Other fine features include a traditional control layout— neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching, Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece, Adjusto-Matic bridge with anchored base and synthetic bone nut, fast-playing 12 in.-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets, and white-bound neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile.

Boasts classic eye-catching style with vintage-style gold control knobs, F Holes, elegant two-ply white and black body binding, slick-looking nickel hardware, single-ply black pickguard with Gretsch logo and arched laminated maple construction. Case sold separately.

Features

Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Thin U
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block
Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Broad'Tron
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Broad'Tron
Brand: Gretsch
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone control
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Adjusto-matic
Tailpiece: Bigsby B50
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia
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Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsG2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby
 
5.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a Keeper

By Geno from Reno

from Reno, Navada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

    I was set to buy a G5420T but it was twangier than I expected, too much so for me. I tried nearly every hollow and semi-hollow guitar on the wall and bought this. It was set-up like a dream, low action, just right nut, smooth controls. Now this has bit of the Gretsch twang but not a lot. It's voiced more for a midrange focused tone. A nice raunchy tone on the bridge pickup for dominant lead work. The neck pickup tone is to die for, begging for rich thick lead tones, juicy with lots of sustain. The frets are smaller than I prefer but it doesn't really hold me back. And it's a bit neck heavy. Switching to a wider leather strap solved that problem. But the set-up here is extraordinary for a guitar at any price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar

    By Steven

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

    I was very pleased with the purchase. Great guitar for the money, would rival much more expensive guitars of this type.
    I would highly recommend it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Ant

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

    From the moment I picked it up at the store, I didn't want any other guitar I was looking at but this one. From the store, it plays well, looks amazing, and sounds great. There is a little buzz, but it is no problem at all. Even better it is $100 cheaper than the other colors!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful guitar, clear tone, love it!

    By MikeTheActor

    from Astoria, NY

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

      I was looking around at GC Times Square and was initially checking out Fender Strats. As I was about to leave, the Gretsch Streamliner Center Block Jr with Bigsby in cherry red caught my eye. I had never tried a Gretsch before, but, was well aware of their brand and reputation. I sat down with one, plugged it into an Orange amp and tried it out. What I found was a smaller, lighter guitar with a big sound and clear, sharp tone. I first tried using a clear tone and it sounded very sharp with a beautiful, bell like tone in the highs. It also rocked when I used distortion, very reminiscent of Malcom Young of AC/DC. The neck is just the right size and my hands were easily gliding and hitting the pearl inlay frets. The finish is a beautiful cherry red that reminds one of a red automobile of the 1950's, early 1960's. The sound definitely rings of guitars of that era in rock and roll, country and jazz. I actually tried sampling a bit of playing of each, as well as Blues, and was very impressed. It evokes great guitar players such as Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, George Harrison and Brian Setzer to name a few. This is a beautiful and affordable Gretsch, which Gretsch' traditionally retail for much more than the price of this one. Highly recommend this gorgeous guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I like the sound and the light wait!

      By Chris

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

      Very good right out of the box

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic guitar

      By Jheist

      from Sacramento

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

        Neck plays really quick, unique sound

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I have the candy apple red and now want the solid black too!

        By TravDog

        from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • There are no cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

        This is an amazing guitar that Gretsch has put out here. Sounds amazing. Tone is amazing. The neck is fast playing. Very comfortable. All I can say is pick one up at Guitar Center and play it! It does not disappoint. But be warned....you will buy it before you leave the store.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not what I went to buy

        By Jim

        from Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Set up right out of the box just tune and play
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None after 6 weeks

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • You know that cool Jazz sound?

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

        eclectic mix of music focusing on old rock blues and jazz

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Brentman

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

          I've been eying a semi-hollow thin line electric for awhile. I tried a few others, but they just didn't get me excited. I grabbed this little beauty from among the rest and bang! What a fun little guitar! I love the sound, it's not a full humbucker sound or a single coil-- it's somewhere in between. I love the appointments, the white (not "cream", i.e. yellow) binding on just about every edge, the bigsby vibrato, and super sparkle glossy finish. It's just a joy to play and at this price point is unbeatable.

           
          5.0

          I love that great Gretsch sound!

          By Tom Tom

          from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • I love the clean beautiful sound of my Gretsch
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. with Bigsby:

            It is just a beautiful, great sounding guitar that is always a pleasure to play!

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