Gretsch Streamliner G2622T-P90 and G2655T-P90 review

The Streamliners might well be Gretsch’s start-up range, but with numerous new 2021 models and an on-trend new pickup design, they’re gathering quite a head of steam

Gretsch Streamliner G2622T-P90 and G2655T-P90
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

These very tidy-for-the-money lightweight thinlines move effortlessly from pretty jazzy-sounding cleans to surprisingly muscular bluesy, rootsy grit with overdrive. Add in those Bigsbys and a little musical feedback and you’re off. Huge potential from a far from huge outlay.


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    Tidy build and classy style.

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    The FideliSonic 90s bring a new voice to the Gretsch range.

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    Excellent supplied setup and playability.

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    Works well with lighter gains.

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    G2655 has tighter low-end and little more focus.


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    Might simply be too mellow-sounding for some.

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    Lacking a bit of that classic Gretsch bite and sparkle.

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Despite an aesthetic that takes us right back to the birth of rock ’n’ roll, Gretsch is a surprisingly innovative maker of electric guitars

What are we saying? Okay, the pictures of our review pair look pretty retro, but under the hood there’s plenty going on to indicate that Gretsch is far from a backward-looking heritage brand just putting out reruns of its past glories. 

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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.