Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollow Body, Village Amber
Gretsch G2420 Streamliner Single Cutaway Hollow Body, Village Amber Overview.
Big, bold and righteous, the G2420 Streamliner™ Hollow Body Single-Cut with Chromatic II is designed for the modern guitarist who yearns for something beyond the norm. A commanding guitar for powerful players, the G2420’s modern sonics, updated electronics and authentically elegant style create the latest iteration of That Great Gretsch Sound!™
The secret to the Streamliner’s sound is a new offering from Gretsch— the Broad’Tron™ BT-2S humbucking pickup. Designed specifically for the Streamliner Collection, the high-output Broad’Tron pickup spawns improved definition with tighter bass response for robust lows, pristine highs and a throaty midrange. This sonic power is harnessed and shaped by the traditional control layout—neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control and three-way pickup switching. A fast-playing 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with elegant pearloid Hump Block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sits atop the white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile— ideal for chord work or firing off speedy riffs. Enjoy rock-solid tuning stability courtesy of the stylish Gretsch Chromatic II tailpiece, AdjustoMatic™ bridge with secured laurel base and synthetic bone nut.
All the classic eye-catching style you’ve come to expect from Gretsch is here—vintage-style black control knobs, enlarged F-holes for increased acoustic projection, elegant aged white binding with upgraded purfling, slick-looking nickel hardware, arched laminated maple construction and three-ply tortoise pickguard. Nearly impossible to put down once you pick it up and start playing, the G2420 is an astounding take on the authentic sound and classic style you’ve come to expect from Gretsch.
- Collection: Streamliner™
- Body Material: Laminated Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Upper Bout: 11.625” (295mm)
- Lower Bout: 16” (406mm)
- Waist: 9.75” (248mm)
- Neck: Nato, Thin “U”
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Fingerboard: Laurel, 12” (305 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Hump Block
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Die-Cast, Nickel
- Scale Length: 24.75” (629 mm)
- Bridge: Secured Adjusto-Matic™
- Tailpiece: Chromatic II
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise
- Pickups: Broad’Tron™ BT-2S (Bridge),
- Broad’Tron™ BT-2S (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge
- And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
- Master Volume, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Black Vintage-Style
- Hardware Color: Nickel
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
This was an impulse purchase as I had always wanted a Gretsch, and now that they are affordable to the ordinary man, I thought "why not". The guitar arrived in perfect condition, perfectly set up from the factory and played beautifully, although I did find that the strings were a bit too close together over the first 5 frets for my fingers, which are by no means fat. It was even in tune!!! This is a stunning looking hollow body guitar, but the acoustic sound is a bit weedy. The plugged in sound is fine from the two humbuckers, but fairly mild. The tailpiece is a bit flimsy. You can easily distort it with your hand. My main issues were to do with the controls. The knobs are quite plain, with no arrows or numerical markings making it impossible to know what they are set at without twiddling, not ideal for live performance but ok I suppose if you are a bedroom player (which I am not). Also, the master volume goes from virtually nothing to full on in about a quarter of a turn. In the end, I reluctantly sent it back and received a full refund. Well done GAK!
Fabulous guitar, ... and good value for such a good looking Gretsch. Perfect to use, straight from the box! Great sound. Brilliant service and quick, safe delivery from GAK.
Really beautiful instrument and it has been built with the greatest pride and care
It's perfect straight out of the box, tuned, setup perfect, and looks fantastic, and plays beautifully, plugged and unplugged sounds great, and such a good price for a really nice Gretsch ??
A very good guitar for the price. One gripe though, why do they ship it fitted with 10 guage strings? An axe of this style needs a heavier guage in my estimation.