Mystery not yet solved on the Gretsch G2627T! NO NOT ON SITE BUT NOT DISCONTINUED ?

Discussion in 'Forum Issues, Problems, & Concerns' started by Asclem, May 7, 2021.

  1. Asclem

    Asclem Electromatic

    May 6, 2021
    Got one yesterday fresh in box and made last month. Researching this model I found it interesting that it does not appear on the gretsch site and many posts that has been discontinued. Well mine was made last month so let's assume it is still in production.

    Why is weight not listed in specs?

    Is there a downside to having 3 pickups?

    Why is this one not being promoted more on the streamliner ads?

    Is this model a limited rune special addition of What?

    Thanks in advance for your response and information.
  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome to the forum @Asclem . My guess is , it's a FSR ( Factory Special Run ) . Where did you purchase it ? Guitar companies will make FSR for places like Guitar Center / Musicians Friend
  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello and welcome to Gretsch-Talk.
    Congrats on the new guitar. I've been tempted by them just for the 3 pickups. Enjoy.
  4. Asclem

    Asclem Electromatic

    May 6, 2021
    Guitar Center it was on sale last week for 450 150 off. So 600 now. Georgia green is growing on me. It actually changes color depending on lighting
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  5. Asclem

    Asclem Electromatic

    May 6, 2021
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  6. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    I was confused by that last year, when I bought my first guitar -- a Georgia Green G2627T for $419. A few weeks later the same thing went on sale again for $399. Whatever... it's a really nice guitar for the money. Some of us mod the pickup poles (see the Streamliner forum). Yes, they are an FSR for Guitar Center and Musician's Friend (in my mind that should make the number produced a limited thing, but apparently not).
    Welcome to the forum and enjoy that new, pretty, guitar!
  7. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Congrats! I succumbed to a barrel stain one a few months ago.

    The biggest downside to three pickups for me is that the middle one can really get in the way if you have it at a height where most pickups will actually sound good there. This is sort of compounded for me by the low string height on this model, but I'm finding the TVJ Starwood Tele neck I swapped into the middle position of mine to still sound good enough I'd want to use it w/ the body of the cover only a millimeter or so above its ring. I really like the stock switching setup they went w/ on these, probably my favorite approach in any 3 pickup guitar I've played.
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  8. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Gretschie

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    I believe these were only made for GC/MF, maybe just not selling well, cat-eyes aren't everyone's bag of chips.
  9. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Yes-- you wouldn't find it anywhere but Guitar Center/ Musician's Friend-- it was an FSR exclusive for them.
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  10. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    Central Florida
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, @Asclem !
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  12. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I have the first generation G5622T with 3 pickups. To be honest, it's the most versatile Gretch I've had in 50 years.
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  13. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I got the white one. I have no issues with the middle pick up being in the way. But I can see there being styles where that could be in the way.
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville, enjoy the new guitar!
  15. scrimmer

    scrimmer Electromatic

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    I bought a shoreline gold one at my local GC and was told it was a factory special run at the time.
    Got lucky that day. Was in the store for some strings and saw an employee unbox and hang up in stock.
    Walked over, picked it up off hanger and then brought it home before everybody's dirty mitts got all over it!
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  16. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    Welcome to the Forum.

    The three PU, double cut/cat's eye Streamliner is currently available at a number of retailers.

    As has already been mentioned, may be a factory Limited Run. Guitar is very inexpensive, making it attractive to the entry level market. Looks nice in black.

    Hope you got the correct Gretsch case as well.

    Gretsch is pretty good about responding to inquiries, suggest dropping them a line.


    Last edited: May 27, 2021
  17. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
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