“The ultimate affordable semi-hollow”: Gretsch G2604T Streamliner Rally II Center Block review

Take the Rally II for a spin and you’ll find it’s a surprisingly speedy ride

Gretsch G2604T Streamliner Rally II Center Block
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

Hyper-playable, exquisitely finished, and fiercely versatile – this is the modern mid-priced semi-hollow to beat.


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    It looks absolutely stunning.

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    The Thin U neck profile offers great playability.

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    Excellent range of tones from the Super HiLo’Tron pickup set.

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    That Bigsby B70 is nicely responsive.

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    Attractive price tag.


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    The Thin U neck may feel slightly alien to fans of the traditional Gretsch profile.

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Over the past few years, Gretsch’s Streamliner range has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity thanks to their wallet-friendly pricing, superb build quality, and the ability to replicate the classic twang of their flashier siblings. 

Speeding into the catalog is the G2604T Rally II, which promises an abundance of horsepower from the duo of Super HiLo’Tron pickups, perfect handling with its lightning-fast neck, and classic styling with the vintage-inspired go-faster-stripes. But can it deliver? 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.