Gretsch G2655 Streamliner Center Block Jr Double-Cut P90 review

Switching up the recipe with some P90 mischief, Gretsch hits another home run for affordable American cool

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Guitar World Verdict

Adding FideliSonic P90s to the the Center Block Jr format makes for a more rambunctious instrument that just loves a little gain in the mix, but it sweetens up nicely with some spring reverb and offers a quite exhilarating old-school rock 'n' roll experience.


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    The FideliSonics are very nicely voiced.

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    A fresh take on the Gretsch format.

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    A good value, fun ride.


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    Not for the Gretsch purists.

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    Finish options are a little grown up.

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The Gretsch G2655 Streamliner is a perfect example why Gretsch remains the coolest guitar brand on the planet. 

Made in Indonesia, this smaller-bodied Center Block Jr Double-Cut P90 is part of Gretsch’s entry-level Streamliner series, and while it is not a beginner electric guitar per se, it offers the vibe and tone of classic Gretsch at prices amenable to most budgets. And we are talking about a considerable amount of vibe and tone for less than 500 bucks street.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.