Gretsch G2215-P90 Streamliner Junior Jet Club review

A bolt-on addition to the solidbody range? Like us, you might be surprised after hitching a ride with this low-priced Junior Jet Club…

Gretsch G2215-P90 Streamliner Junior Jet Club
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

This is a lot of guitar, with plenty of potential: a grab-and-go axe that won’t break the bank. Game on!


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    Simple, tidy build.

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    Very much a Gretsch ‘Junior’.

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    Excellent weight, feel and playability.

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    Unusual but effective control layout and a pretty big sound!

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    Bags of modding potential here, too.


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    Not your archetypal Gretsch voice – but it’s hard to knock at this price.

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As the entry point into the vast Gretsch guitar range, the Junior Jet Club is simplistic by design. Available in dual humbucker or, as here, in a slightly more expensive P-90/humbucker format, it also comes in a trio of colours with cream body binding and pickguard to match the covered neck single coil. It certainly recalls the style of the classic single-cut Jet models, Gretsch’s response to the Les Paul.

While the original Jet was a sealed semi-solid design, this G2215 is a solid slab-bodied affair. The body and neck are both nato, and although you’d expect the neck to be glued in, it’s a bolt-on – quite a rarity in Gretsch’s catalogue. Granted, that does scream budget, and, while that’s the point of the exercise, it also gives these Junior Jet Clubs a rather unique place in the range, not least in sound.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.