If you’re looking for a guitar that A) won’t break the bank, B) has a P90 pickup, and C) looks utterly gorgeous, you have got to check out the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club
As names go, it’s a bit of a mouthful but the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club, which launched in 2022, is quickly becoming one of my favorite guitars of the year so far. It looks killer, it has a P90 pickup in the neck, and it comes in a range of awesome colors (including pink).
The Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club’s big USP, of course, is its P90 pickup. But the other cool thing about is that it also comes with a humbucker pickup in the bridge, so you can go either way – or blend the two for some serious tonal thickness – and this makes it a great choice for a huge range of musical styles.
Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club: Design
Simple is beautiful, and Gretsch knows its way around a drawing board. There’s nothing fancy about the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club’s design. In fact, it is the opposite: it is simple, traditional looking, and almost retro in its aesthetics. And I love it all the more for this.
The guitar is wonderfully built too, belying its extremely low price tag (less than 400 bucks). And I really adore the colorways Gretsch has used on these models – my personal favorite is the pink hue, it just looks so cool. Everybody should own at least one pink guitar. It should be a rule.
For an entry-level guitar, Gretsch has really outdone itself here. Sure, you can get a P90-packing Squier for less but I just don’t think it’d have the same level of build quality present here, despite the fact that Fender owns both brands. For me, a Gretsch is ALWAYS going to beat a Squier.
Plus, there is nothing in Fender’s Squier line-up, at least to my eyes, that looks quite as good as the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club. It kind of looks like a mash-up of a Les Paul Junior and a classic Gretsch single cutaway number which is to say it is extremely good-looking. I’m honestly so close to pulling the trigger on one of these. I need a P90/Humbucker guitar in my collection.
What’s A Gretsch Junior Anyway?
If you’re not familiar with Gretsch’s guitar lineup, you might be wondering what “junior” or “Jr” means. First things first: it isn’t a bad thing, and nor does it mean that this guitar is designed for youngsters.
All it means is that the body of the guitar is slightly smaller than other Gretsch models. And by slightly, I really do mean slightly – this is not a guitar that is designed with children in mind.
As for how much the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club weighs, the overall guitar, fully strung, comes in at 10.3 pounds. It ain’t a lightweight guitar by any stretch but it is still perfectly adequate for use in live situations, practicing at home, and pretty much everything else in between.
And Gretsch didn’t pull any punches with respect to the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club’s specifications, as you can see below…
Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club Specifications
- Collection: Streamliner™
- Body Material: Nato
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Upper Bout: 10.375” (263.53 mm)
- Lower Bout: 13.46” (341.88 mm)
- Waist: 8.625” (219.08 mm)
- Neck: Nato, Thin “U”
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Fingerboard: Laurel, 12” (305 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Pearloid Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.6875” (42.86 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
- Scale Length: 24.75” (629 mm)
Hardware and Electronics
- Bridge: Anchored Compensated Wrap-Around
- Tailpiece: Wrap-Around
- Pickguard: Cream Plexi with Gold Gretsch® Logo
- Pickups: Broad’Tron™ BT-2S (Bridge), P90 Soap Bar (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle
- Controls: Volume, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Gold Electro-Style
- Hardware Color: Nickel
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club Reviews
OK. I’m a big fan of this guitar. But sadly, I have not used it – although that’ll probably change in the coming weeks as I am more or less convinced that I’ll be adding one to my collection.
This means I cannot really comment on how well the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club plays or sounds.
But there are plenty of Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club reviews online already that can, so here’s a selection of Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club reviews so you can get a better idea about whether or not the Gretsch P90 Streamliner Jr Jet Club is worth buying.
RichardRichard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.
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