The G2622 Streamliner puts a genuine Gretsch semi-hollowbody electric guitar in your hands for less. This guitar doesnâ€™t skimp on quality, however. It delivers an incredibly snappy, open tone, thanks to its 5-ply arched maple body. Broadâ€™Tron pickups balance out the Streamlinerâ€™s tone beautifully. A weight-relieved spruce center block imbues the Streamliner with true hollowbody tone while also keeping feedback under control â€” even in high-gain situations. The Gretsch G2622 Streamliner delivers classic big-body sounds at a reasonable price.
Maple has to be one of the most lively, bright, and colorful tonewoods out there, which is exactly why Gretsch decided to make their G2622 Streamliner almost entirely out of this wonderful wood. This semi-hollowbodyâ€™s 5-ply arched laminated body yields a wonderfully snappy, open tone that, when combined with the balanced character of its Broadâ€™Tron pickups, cuts through a dense mix and sounds great in any situation.
You get a lot of tonal bang for your buck with the Gretsch G2622 Streamliner thanks to its long spruce center block. Running the full length of the body, the center block allows the otherwise hollow body to resist resonant-frequency feedback. At Sweetwater, weâ€™ve found that this weight-relieved center block lets us rock out louder, with more gain, without our amplifier squealing out of control. Spruce is a snappy tonewood too, and since the center block connects with the bridge, the note definition, clarity, and sustain on the Streamliner are amazing.
Itâ€™s easy to stereotype the Gretsch G2622 Streamliner until you play it, and then you realize you can pull off a lot of tonal tricks with it. With a volume control for each pickup, you can create your perfect balance between warmth, bite, and brilliance when both pickups are engaged. The master tone control lets you fine-tune your sound once youâ€™ve got the pickups dialed in. And thanks to the master volume control, you can take your tube amp from clean to growling without changing the balance between your pickups. Of course, youâ€™ll get sweet tone from the neck and bridge pickups individually, but thereâ€™s a lot of territory to cover when you combine them.