Out gear hunting with my fellow gear hog and good friend Dean, and couldn't pass this one up at GC. I've played several of the bigger bodied versions and even tried yet another one today in a beautiful dark green, but this one beat them all. For the record, I was hoping the bigger bodied green one would be the victor, but the hands and ears don't lie. It's a G2655T CAR, also known as a Streamliner Centerblock Jr. in Candy Apple Red. Damn you Guitar Center... they had this "sale priced" at $449.00, which is $100.00 less than pretty much anyone else. Big ol' honking MOT (mother of toilet seat) block inlays, gretsch describes this as a "Thin U shape", but I'd call it a semi-chunky U shape myself. Fits my hands well and feels similar to my beloved Ibanez Artcore (AFS75T). The candy apple red finish is flawless and deep, but also subtle in it's sparkle. Very classy, IMHO. The licensed Bigsby B50 is quiet, smooth and seems to work just fine with the TOM bridge and simulated bone nut. I may swap out the bridge for a roller, but I'll give the original a chance before I do that. The pickups sound like Gretsch'y humbuckers... warm but articulate neck, spanky middle, and a honking/twangy bridge. Right up my alley! Overall, the guitar feels solid and well made. The tuners are nice and smooth, nut seems cut well, no strings binding, etc... The master volume is a little aggressive but otherwise, the electronics seem okay. I can't wait to A/B it with my Ibanez Artcore, which is my main gigging axe. Hopefully, they will compliment each other and not sound too alike. The plan for the Gretsch is to become my number 2 gig guitar. Alas... I am recovering from back to back gigs (Friday night, Saturday afternoon) and my old fingers are a bit sore right now (yep, I'm outta shape folks). I will post an update and hopefully some sound clips in the very near future... possibly record an A/B between the Ibby and Gretsch to see what the forum thinks.