Submitted February 8, 2020 by Mikki Kennedy-LeFae in Colorado Springs, CO
"A Big Sound Out of a Little Package"
I have been looking at the G2655 for several months, debating between the G2622 and the G2655. Both have center block construction, but I decided to try the G2655, given it's a tad differently shaped. It is a smaller bodied guitar, about the size of a Les Paul DC, I'm guessing. A 'blemished' one was available, so I took a chance. If there's actually a blemish, it would be the pickguard, which belied a little bit of use. Other than that, I could not, nor could my Tech/Luthier, find any flaws in the fit and finish. It took little or no setup, just a tweak here, a tweak there, and it was good to go.It's size is a bit deceiving, in that you are not expecting as powerful of voice, regardless of the Broad-Trons that are in it. Given its size it is a tad more trebly, but not in a bad way. I sort of like to think of it in terms of it being low/mid baritone, (beginning at "mi" in the baritone voice), to full tenor. It is concise, articulate, and full bodied in sound. The neck is fast, plays like butter, and is extremely comfortable. The controls are sensitive and responsive, and in the standard Gretsch layout. Whether the V tailstop has any sonic benefit, I really cannot tell at this juncture, but it is an aesthetically pleasing look. Mine is a the Jade Gray Metallic which matches my G2622.I Love the Broad-Trons, because they handle clean fabulously, and yet, you can hear that growl, just behind the clean, waiting to be let loose. I play through a JVM410, so even using the clean channel, I have 3 stages of gain, which, allow the Broad-Trons to really show their stuff. Kick into Crunch, (3rd gain stage), and get ready to melt faces. The sound cuts like a knife through the air, full, robust, and sizzling.Here in a week, the G2655 will get it's test, when we play in a multi-band rock and roll show. I have a notion, people are going to have the same surprised look on their faces, when I strike that first note or chord, wondering where that amazing sound is coming from and how it can be coming from this "little" sweet Gretsch.
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A blend of Southern Rock, Classic Rock and Celtic Rock, all original material
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