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Gretsch Unveils 2021 Lineup of Electric Guitars

Gretsch has unveiled its 2021 lineup of electric guitars
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Gretsch has pulled back the curtains on its 2021 lineup of electrics guitars.

Boasting more than a dozen new Vintage Select Edition, Players Edition, Limited Edition, Electromatic, and Streamliner models, the company's 2021 lineup is packed with models for players of a variety of styles, and a variety of budgets.

You can read more about each of them below.

Vintage Select – G6129T-89VS

The resurrection of a late-’80s model immortalized by Chris Cornell in the video for Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" (opens in new tab), the new Vintage Select ’89 Jet guitar features period-correct chambered mahogany construction, a maple set neck, and a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Hump Block inlays.

Sonically, it's outfitted with TV Jones TV Classic Plus bridge and TV Jones TV Classic neck pickups, controlled by master volume – with a treble bleed circuit – master tone, and individual pickup volume controls, plus a three-way pickup toggle switch.

Elsewhere, the guitar includes a bone nut, G-arrow knobs, a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with a pinned rosewood base, Gotoh tuners, a silver pickguard, nickel hardware, and a late-’80s black headstock with the Gretsch logo and a horseshoe inlay. 

The Gretsch G6129T-89VS guitar will be available in March – in Black, Gold Sparkle, and Silver Sparkle finishes – for $2,599

Players Edition – G6228TG-PE with Bigsby/Gold Hardware

Gretsch G6228TG Players Edition Jet BT with Bigsby and Gold Hardware

Gretsch G6228TG Players Edition Jet BT with Bigsby and Gold Hardware (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The first Players Edition Jet BT with a Bigbsy tailpiece and gold hardware, the G6228TG-PE boasts a select 1.85” mahogany body with a maple top, and Tim Shaw-designed Gretsch Broad’Tron BT65 pickups controlled by a master volume with a treble bleed circuit and individual pickup volume controls.

The guitar also features a lowered neck set, full-access rolled cutaway and tapered heel, and a no-load master tone pot with a Squeezebox paper-in-oil capacitor.

The Gretsch G6228TG-PE Players Edition Jet BT with Bigsby and Gold Hardware will be available in March – in Cadillac Green, Midnight Sapphire, and Walnut Stain finishes with a black pickguard – for $2,599.

Limited Edition – G6136T/G6134T/G6119TG-62RW-LTD

The G6136T Limited Edition Falcon with Bigsby features a pair of TV Jones Ray Butts Ful-Fidelity pickups – controlled by separate bridge and neck volume controls, a three-way toggle switch, and no-load master tone and master volume controls with “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil caps – and 1959 trestle bracing. 

Elsewhere, the guitar is outfitted with a string-thru Bigsby B6CP tailpiece, a pinned “rocking” bar bridge with an ebony base, a bone nut, Grover Imperial locking tuning machines, chrome hardware, and a silver vintage thick plexi pickguard with Gretsch and Falcon logos.

It will be available in February – in a Two-Tone Copper/Sahara Metallic gloss urethane finish – for $3,599.

Gretsch G6136T Limited Edition Falcon with Bigsby

Gretsch G6136T Limited Edition Falcon with Bigsby (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G6134T Limited Edition Penguin Koa with Bigsby features a matching figured koa headstock, tortoiseshell body, and neck binding, mother of pearl Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, jeweled arrow control knobs, a tortoise pickguard, and gold hardware. 

It has a chambered mahogany body and set mahogany neck boasting a 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, plus an arched koa top, and a pair of TV Jones TV Classic pickups controlled by a three-position pickup toggle switch, individual pickup volume controls, a master volume, and a three-position tone toggle switch. 

Elsehwere, there's a Bigsby B3 tailpiece, and a rocking bar bridge with a pinned ebony base, Grover Imperial tuners, and bone nut. 

It will be available in April – in a Natural finish – for $3,299.

Gretsch G6134T Limited Edition Penguin Koa with Bigsby

Gretsch G6134T Limited Edition Penguin Koa with Bigsby (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G6119TG-62RW-LTD Limited Edition ‘62 Rosewood Tenny with Bigsby and Gold Hardware features a rosewood top and a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 vintage small frets. 

Sonically, it's outfitted with TV Jones TV Classic humbucking pickups, with individual pickup volume controls, a master volume, a standby switch, a three-position tone switch, and Gretsch “Squeezebox” paper-in-oil capacitors.

The guitar also features parallel tone bars connecting the top and back, a “rocking” bar bridge with a pinned rosewood base, a Bigsby B6G vibrato tailpiece, vintage-style bone nut, gold G-arrow control knobs, and Grover Sta-Tite open-back tuning machines. 

Other visual appointments include aged white binding with black purfling, aged pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays, a rosewood headcap, and a black pickguard with the Gretsch logo. 

It will be available in March – in a gloss urethane finish – for $2,599.

Gretsch G6119TG-62RW-LTD Limited Edition '62 Rosewood Tenny with Bigsby and Gold Hardware

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Electromatic Collection – G5410T/G5622/G5622T

The G5410T Limited Edition Electromatic Tri-Five Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby is built with a thin but fully hollow body and a 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard with pearloid Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays.

It's outfitted with dual Black Top Filter’Tron humbucking pickups with pearloid inserts, controlled by a master volume with a treble bleed circuit, a master tone, individual pickup volume knobs, and a three-way pickup toggle switch.

Other features include oversized bound F holes, a late-’50s G6120 bound headstock, Graph Tech NuBone nut, an Adjusto-Matic bridge with a secured rosewood base, and a Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece.  

Other visual appointments include matching “Caddy V”-inlay headstocks and chrome hardware.

It will be available in March – in Two-Tone Fiesta Red and Vintage White, Two-Tone Ocean Turquoise and Vintage White, and Tone Vintage White and Casino Gold (with a gold pickguard, rather than the vintage white pickguard of the other two finishes) finishes – for $899.

Gretsch G5410T Limited Edition Electromatic Tri-Five Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby Two-Tone Fiesta Red Vintage White

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The G5622 Electromatic Center Block with V-Stoptail features a double-cutaway maple body with a chambered spruce center block, and dual Black Top Broad’Tron humbucking pickups with a master volume control with a treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls, and a three-position pickup toggle switch.

Elsewhere, the guitar features an Adjusto-Matic bridge, Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs, and a V-Stoptail. 

It will be available in February – in Aged Walnut, Black Gold (with a gold pickguard), or Bristol Fog (with a black pickguard) finishes with nickel hardware – for $699

Gretsch G5622 Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with V-Stoptail Bristol Fog

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The G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby Stoptail features a double-cutaway maple body with a chambered spruce center block and dual Black Top Broad’Tron humbucking pickups, with a master volume control with a treble bleed circuit, master tone, individual pickup volume controls, and a three-position pickup toggle switch.

Elsewhere, there's an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, a Graph Tech NuBone nut, G-arrow knobs, and a Bigsby B70 vibrato tailpiece. 

It will be available in February – in Single Barrel Burst and Speyside finishes, with a gold pickguard, gold pickup bezels, and nickel hardware – for $799.

Gretsch G5622T Electromatic Center Block Double-Cut with Bigsby Speyside

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Streamliner Collection – G2622T-P90/G2622-P90/G2655T-P90/G2655-P90/G2410TG

The G2622T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby features a 16” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, and a white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile and a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets. 

Its Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups can be toyed with via neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control, and three-way pickup toggle switching.

An anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut, and a Bigsby-licensed B70 tailpiece also come standard. 

Visual appointments include new “radio arrow” control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, aged white binding with upgraded purfling, a one-ply pickguard, and nickel hardware.

It will be available in April – in Brownstone, Forge Glow, and Gunmetal finishes – for $599.

Gretsch G2622T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby Brownstone

Gretsch G2622T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby Brownstone (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G2622-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail features a 16” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, and a white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile boasting a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.

Sonically, it's outfitted with Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, with neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control, and three-way pickup toggle switching.

An anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut, and V-Stoptail also come standard. 

Visual appointments include radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, aged white binding with upgraded purfling, a one-ply pickguard, and nickel hardware.

It will be available in April – in Claret Burst and Havana Burst finishes – for $499.

Gretsch G2622-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail Havana Burst

Gretsch G2622-P90 Streamliner Center Block Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail Havana Burst (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G2655T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby features a 14” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, and a white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile boasting a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with unique oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.

Sonically, the guitar features Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, with neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control, and three-way pickup toggle switching.

Elsewhere, there's an anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut, and a Bigsby-licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece. 

Visual appointments include radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, aged white binding with upgraded purfling, a one-ply pickguard, and nickel hardware.

It will be available in April – in Two-Tone Midnight Sapphire and Vintage Mahogany Stain, Two-Tone Mint Metallic and Vintage Mahogany Stain, and Two-Tone Sahara Metallic and Vintage Mahogany Stain finishes – for $599.

Gretsch G2655T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby Two-Tone Midnight Sapphire and Vintage Mahogany Stain

Gretsch G2655T-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with Bigsby Two-Tone Midnight Sapphire and Vintage Mahogany Stain (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G2655-P90 with V-Stoptail features a 14” chambered mahogany body with a chambered spruce center block, enlarged F-holes, and a white-bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile boasting a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with oval inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.

Sonics come by way of Fideli’Sonic P90 pickups, with neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control, and three-way pickup toggle switching.

An anchored Adjusto-Matic bridge, synthetic bone nut, and V-Stoptail also come standard. 

Visual appointments include radio arrow control knobs, stylized pickup bezels, aged white binding with upgraded purfling, a one-ply pickguard, and nickel hardware.

It will be available in April – in Brownstone and Claret Burst finishes – for $499. 

Gretsch G2655-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail Brownstone

Gretsch G2655-P90 Streamliner Center Block Jr. Double-Cut P90 with V-Stoptail Brownstone (Image credit: Gretsch Guitars)

The G2410TG Streamliner Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby and Gold Hardware features enlarged F-holes and a bound nato neck with a thin “U”-shaped profile that boasts a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with pearloid Hump Block inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.

It packs Broad’Tron BT-2S pickups, with neck and bridge pickup volume controls, a master tone control, master volume control, and three-way pickup toggle switching.

A Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece, and Adjusto-Matic bridge with a secured laurel base also come standard.

It will be available in February – in Ocean Turquoise, Village Amber (with a tortoise pickguard), and Single Barrel Stain (with a cream pickguard) finishes with gold hardware – for $599.

For more info on all of Gretsch's new models, stop by gretschguitars.com (opens in new tab).

Gretsch G2410TG Streamliner Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby and Gold Hardware

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.