New Streamliners for 2016

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by MacStevenXIII, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I had the chance of trying one yesterday. I feel the same about them like you. Good entry-level guitars. No doubt. Not so much in the Gretsch tradition although. These are not for me. Left that kind of guitars behind me 20 years ago.
    There is a big difference in the haptics of an entry-level Gretsch like these to a professional line or a real vintage one that -to me- is worth the money.
    And considering how much more expensive these big-bucks-guitars are, these look like a bargain. I can perfecly understand why Gretsch are offering these to the public at this point of time. It is a smart move to hook the young guitarist on this great brand. "Get an item with a Rolls Royce-label for the price of a Volkswagen.."
    Well done.
    The only fear I have is that they are selling out. Gretsch should send a strong sign of not selling out now by pushing the professional line in another spetacular way.
  2. Cajun_Mike

    Cajun_Mike Electromatic

    Dec 10, 2015
    Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Armygirl

    Armygirl Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2014
    I'd have one in a second!
  4. deadstar

    deadstar Newbie

    Dec 23, 2015
    Hi there g_evans! Is this a chinese one?
  5. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    The new Streamliners are Indonesian I believe.
  6. hewstigator

    hewstigator Gretschie

    Mar 3, 2015
    brooklyn, ny
    i'm thrilled that there are centerblocks that accept normal format humbuckers.. definitely interested in the 2655t
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  7. mag711

    mag711 Newbie

    Nov 20, 2015
    San Antonio TX
    Just picked up my new G2655T/WS with Bigsby yesterday. Went to the Guitar Center by me and tried the 2622 without Bigsby and this one and liked the smaller guitar. Weight was fine - not an issue. Great neck... fast. Played it thru a fender champion 600 tube amp - which sounded so good I bought it as well [good sale price] as I traded in another guitar I got a 10% discount to $494.99. Really like the walnut stain version. Guitar is fun to play and the sound of the new pickups is excellent [as mentioned previously above] Got this thinking my wife would like it - size wise - we both play together... but the more I play the more I like it. OK , at 65 I am beginning to like lighter- smaller guitars... I also have a 5120 and the 5442bdc Bass. For me it fits right in with the others...
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  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    That's great, and welcome to the forum. Perhaps you can start a new NGD thread with pics of the new guitar? It will also provide others with an opportunity to welcome you.
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, mag711!
  10. Soulman

    Soulman Newbie

    Nov 15, 2016
    Bolton Uk
    Hi I'm new here so thought I would say hello having just acquired a 2622 . Has anyone noticed that the F holes are very thin and I may be wrong but changing a pot or connecting pickups might be a bit challenging. Or am I missing something?
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Soulman! A forum member with a Streamliner should be able to help you soon.
  12. Dubtrub

    Dubtrub Electromatic

    Jun 18, 2013
    You have to use the mini pots as regular size are too big to fit through the narrow f holes.
  13. JohnHuff

    JohnHuff Electromatic

    May 15, 2018
    I've modded my sunburst model with a Bigsby, Vanson roller bridge, TV Jones Classic Filtertrons, CTS pots, new switch and wiring, G silver arrow knobs and Shaller straplocks. I gig it in a blues duo. Awesome!
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  14. dbshear

    dbshear Newbie

    Jul 14, 2018
    Newbe here and living it. Quick question, do G Arrow knobs fit the G2655 or is it a problem ? Thanks in advance.

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  15. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Welcome dbshear! In the future, you might get a quicker reply if you start a new thread. As for your question, there are two readily available G-knobs out there, the Prolines and the Electromatic. You want the less expensive Electromatic version, which should fit the metric pots of the G2655. Prolines are 1/4” diameter and will be too loose.
  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, dbshear!
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  17. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    Dec 21, 2016
    Yep! I have a set of Electromatic G Arrow knobs on my Streamliner. They fit perfectly.
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