Electromatics and Streamliners: Gretsch’s full 2022 lineup

Including a refreshed take on the Jet Baritone and the Penguin.

Following on from similar huge launches from Fender, Squier and Jackson, Gretsch has launched a set of new guitars for 2022.

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby

This guitar has a vintage look, but a few contemporary construction points.There’s a newly-designed trestle-block bracing design, which, according to Gretsch, increases the rigidity between the body’s top and back, giving it “a faster attack with more focus, snap and increased sustain.”

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It’s loaded with two FT-5E Filter’Trons. A right-handed version is available with a Bigsby, finished in Orange Stain, Azure Metallic, Walnut Stain and Airline Silver. It lists for $799.99 / £919 / €1,059.

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Single-Cut LH

A left-handed hardtail version is available in Orange Stain, listing for $899.99 / £919 / €1,059.

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Double-Cut with Bigsby and Gold Hardware

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Double-Cut with Bigsby and Gold Hardware

This guitar is the double-cut version of the above. The specifications are the same except for the gold hardware. This version comes with a Bigsby and is finished in Snowcrest White, Walnut Stain or Orange stain. Lists for $899.99 / £1,039 / €1,199

A left-handed version is available with a hardtail, finished in Snowcrest White, and listing for $899.99 / £1,039 / €1,199.

Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Double-Cut 12-String with Gold Hardware

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Electromatic Classic Hollow Body Double-Cut 12-String with Gold Hardware

This 12-string version of the Electromatic Classic Hollow Body double Cut comes with gold hardware, and a hardtail bridge. It’s available in either Walnut stain or Single Barrel Burst.

Lists for $899.99 / £1,039 / €1,199

G5700 Electromatic Lap Steel

G5700 Electromatic Lap Steel

This Lap Steel is built with a mahogany slab body, a 22.5-inch scale. The plastic fingerboard features circle, triangle square and diamond position markers. Electronics consist of a single chrome-covered single-coil bridge pickup, controlled by a master volume and tone. It comes finished in either Broadway Jade, Tahiti Red or vintage white.

Lists for $499.99 / £495 / €569

Electromatic Jet Baritone

Electromatic Jet Baritone

This latest version of the Jet Baritone features a 29.75-inch scale length, and a pair of Gretsch mini-humbuckers. The bolt-on maple neck is home to a 12-inch radius laurel fretboard, with 22 medium-jumbo frets.

Electromatic Jet Baritone

The hardtail version ($649.99 / £609 / €699) is available in Bristol Fog or Imperial Stain, while the Bigsby version ($749.99 / £709 / €819) is available in Midnight Sapphire.

Electromatic Jet BT Single-cut with V Stoptail

Electromatic Jet BT Single-cut with V Stoptail

This single-cut model features a chambered mahogany body, with a maple top for a balance of punch and brightness. The 12-inch-radius laurel fretboard features full-width inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets. There’s a V-stoptail andtwo Broad’Tron humbuckers, which give a more aggressive sound when compared to Filter’Trons.

The right-handed version ($599.99 / £529 / €609) comes in either Bristol Fog or Midnight Sapphire, while the left-handed version ($699.99 / £589 / €679) comes in Jade Grey Metallic.

G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet Bass II Short Scale

G2220 Electromatic Junior Jet Bass II Short Scale

This 30.3-inch-scale bass features a pair of Gretsch mini dual-coil bass humbuckers, a basswood body with a bolt-on maple neck and a 12-inch radius black walnut fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets.

Comes in either Bristol Fog, Imperial Stain or Shell Pink, and lists for $299.99 / £395 / €455.

Streamliner Collection

G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut With V-Stoptail

G2622 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut With V-Stoptail

This semi-hollow electric is fitted with two newly-designed Broad’Tron BT-2S humbuckers. Its 16-inch arched maple body has a chambered spruce centre-block. The nato neck is topped with a 12-inch radius laurel fretboard with full-width block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets. Finished in either Forge Glow Maple or Midnight Sapphire

Lists for $449.99 / £509 / €589

G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr Double-Cut with Bigsby

G2655T Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut with Bigsby

The core specifications of this guitar remain the same as the G2622, however here there is a Bigsby instead of a V stoptail, and there’s a smaller 14-inch double-cutaway body. It Comes finished in either Brownstone Maple, Stirling Green, or Walnut Stain.

Lists for $549.99 / £569 / €649

G2215-P90 Streamliner Junior Jet

G2215-P90 Streamliner Junior Jet

This guitar features a Broad’Tron BT-2S humbucker in the bridge, as well as a soapbar P90 in the neck position. Its bound nato body is joined with a mahogany neck and a chrome compensated wraparound hardtail.

Comes in Havana Burst, Ocean Turquoise, or Shell Pink.

Lists for $399.99 / £385 / €440

G5021E Rancher Penguin Parlor Acoustic/Electric

Gretsch Penguin

This take on the Rancher Penguin Parlor guitar features a solid spruce top, maple back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a 12-inch radius 20-fret laurel fingerboard. It’s loaded with a Fishman Presys III pickup/preamp system for amplification. It comes in either Black, Mint Metallic or Shell Pink.

Lists for $549.99 / £579 / €669

G6229TG Limited Edition Players Edition Sparkle Jet BT With Bigsby And Gold Hardware

Gretsch Players' Edition Jet BT

This limited-edition instrument features a chambered mahogany body, a maple top and a pair of the revered Tim Shaw-designed BT65 Gretsch Broad’Trons. The fully-gold hardware includes a Bigsby vibrato. Comes finished in either Champagne Sparkle or Ocean Turquoise Sparkle.

Lists for $2,999.99 / £2,769 / €3,199

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