Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block Electric Guitar (2800200517)

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Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block Electric Guitar (2800200517) - Description

Revitalizing the best elements from the past, the G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway bursts into the modern music era with powerful sound and style. Brash and feedback-resistant, the sleek G2622 is designed for the guitarist who demands more than the mundane from an instrument—more performance, more style and most importantly, more volume—while retaining all you expect from a Gretsch. The secret to the Streamliner’s sound is twofold—the Broad’Tron humbucking pickup and the spruce center block. Specifically designed by the expert engineers at Gretsch 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 rocking stages. The Streamliner’s 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. A fast-playing 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with elegant pearloid block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the white-bound neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile—ideal for chord work or fiery riffing. Enjoy rock-solid tuning stability courtesy of the stylish Gretsch “V” stoptail tailpiece, Adjusto-matic™ bridge with an anchored base and synthetic bone nut. All the classic eye-catching style you’ve come to expect from Gretsch is here—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. Nearly impossible to put down once you pick it up and start playing, G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double Cutaway has the updated sound and classic style that has earned Gretsch accolades since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block Electric Guitar (2800200517) - Features

  • Model Name : G2622 Streamliner Center Block,
  • Series : Streamliner,
  • Colour : Walnut Stain,
  • SKU: 2800200517,

Gretsch G2622 Streamliner Center Block Electric Guitar (2800200517) - Specifications

  • Model Name : G2622 Streamliner Center Block,
  • Series : Streamliner,
  • Colour : Walnut Stain,
  • SKU: 2800200517,
  • Series : Gretsch® Streamliner Collection,
  • BODY,
  • Body Binding : White with Black Purfling,
  • Body Finish : Gloss,
  • Body Material : Laminated Maple,
  • Body Shape : Streamliner™ Center-Block,
  • Bracing : Spruce Center-Block,
  • NECK
  • Fingerboard Radius : 12" (305 mm),
  • Fret Size : Medium Jumbo,
  • Neck Binding : White ABS,
  • Neck Finish : Gloss,
  • Neck Material : Nato,
  • Neck Shape : Thin "U",
  • Number of Frets : 22,
  • Nut Width : 1.6875" (43 mm),
  • Position Inlays : Pearloid Block,
  • Bridge Pickup : Broad'Tron Humbucker,
  • Controls : Volume 1. Neck Pickup, Volume 2. Bridge Pickup, Master Volume, Master Tone,
  • Neck Pickup : Broad'Tron,
  • Bridge : Anchored Adjusto-Matic,
  • Hardware Finish : Nickel,
  • Tuning Machines : Die-Cast, Nickel,
  • Control Knobs : Gold Vintage-Style,
  • Strings : Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046,
  • Pickguard : 1-Ply Black,

Gretsch musical instrument production began in 1883 when Friedrich Gretsch, a German immigrant, set up a shop in Brooklyn for the manufacture of banjos, tambourines and drums. The company was immediately prosperous, but in 1895 Friedrich Gretsch died at 39 and his 15-year-old son, Fred, took over. By 1916 Fred Gretsch had moved the company into a 10-story building at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn and become one of America's leading importers and manufacturers of musical instruments. At this time, Gretsch still produced very few guitars, because there was little market for guitars. The banjo reigned supreme until well into the big-band era, when the archtop guitar came to the fore. Gretsch responded with the Synchromatic line. When Fred Gretsch retired in 1942 his son William took over until Fred Gretsch, Jr. took the helm in 1948. Fred Jr. went on to lead the company through its guitar heyday. The golden years... Gretsch had manufactured electric guitars prior to 1955, producing a limited number of Hawaiian lap steels and the Electromatic arch-tops, among other models, but around 1954 the Golden Age of Gretsch guitars began. In quick succession the Electromatic evolved into the Country Club, the Jet solidbodies were introduced and two of Gretsch's best-loved models, the 6120 Chet Atkins model and the White Falcon hit the market. Retailing for $385 new, the 6120 featured twin DeArmond pickups, a Bigsby vibrato, and a big G brand on the top. Although the 6120 was originally directed at the country market, it has been favoured by rock and rollers from Eddie Cochran to Pete Townshend to Brian Setzer. The 6121 Chet Atkins model, released at the same time, followed the Jet model: it looked like a solid body, but underneath the cap, the mahogany body was extensively routed. []


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