The Story of the Gretsch Chet Atkins Guitars
Chet Atkins was already a successful, respected and extraordinarily busy artist and producer by the time Gretsch® approached him in 1954 with a singularly enticing offer...and even now, over 50 years later, the Gretsch Chet Atkins guitars still retain their appeal. From The Beatles to the Stone Roses, many classic bands have used a Chet Atkins - instruments of exceptional elegance, style and quality.
Above: George Harrison proudly shows his two Country Gentleman (left) and John Squire of Stone Roses with his Gent.
This Flash tour will show you a bit more about those extraordinary guitars.
A little something "extra" under the hood... This Filter'Tron™ equipped version of the 1962 Tennessee Rose features a 2" deep "Electrotone" body with simulated f-holes, ebony fingerboard with Neo-Classic™ "thumbnail" markers, "rocking" bar bridge, and Gretsch by Bigsby® B6C Vibrato tailpiece. Specifications Body Style: Single Cutaway Scale Length: 24.6" (625mm) Top: Arched…
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Prom Queen... with its stunning good looks and poise, the G6120AM will simply take their breath away. Features include 16" full hollow body, rock maple "action-flow" neck, ebony fingerboard, dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron™ pickups, Adjusto-matic™ bridge, and Gretsch by Bigsby® B6G Vibrato tailpiece. Finished in luscious Amber Flame Maple Stain.
From driving rhythm to ripping leads, the classic double-cutaway G6122-1962 Country Gentleman Classic has it all! Features include dual High Sensitive Filter'Tron™ pickups, "tone switch" circuitry, "action-flow" neck, double mutes, back pad and Bigsby® B6G vibrato tailpiece. Gretsch® introduced the famous Chet Atkins 6122 Country Gentleman guitar in 1958 as a high-end complement to the popular 6120 Chet Atkins…