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SOLD: 2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

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 2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

The Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is a single-cutaway slice of history! Designed in cooperation with Chet Atkins’ longtime rhythm guitarist and close friend, Paul Yandell, the G6122-1959 Country Gentleman® precisely replicates the world’s most famous ’59 6122 model which was one of Chets' personal favorite guitars.

This electric guitar features include a three-piece maple neck with an ebony fingerboard and mother-of-pearl Neo Classic™ thumbnail inlays. Other features include Zero Fret, Simulated F-Holes, Bound Fingerboard and Headstock, Multiple Body Bindings, Gold-Plated Name Plate on Headstock, Gold Plexi Pickguard, Knurled Strap Retainer Knobs, Adjustable Truss Rod and Ebony-Based "Rocking" Bar bridge. Bigsby® B6GW Vibrato Tailpiece with a Bigsby® "Wire" Style Handle.

The pickups consist of a Supertron Classic in the neck position and a Plus HT in the bridge position. There are two knobs on the lower treble bout, a tone control and a volume-cut for the bridge pickup. A master volume on the upper treble bout and a pickup switch on the upper bass bout complete the electrical controls. The volume cut for the bridge pickup seems to be the key for reproducing Chet's timbre. Just a little roll-off with that control and you are sounding like Mr. Guitar himself.

This 2004 Gretsch G6122 1959 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is in excellent condition with only a few dents and surface scratches which we attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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SOLD: 2004 Gibson Country Gentleman Sunrise Orange

 2004 Gibson Country Gentleman Sunrise Orange

Gibson had Chet Atkins' endorsement from the mid-1980's through around 2005. The Country Gentleman model appeared in 1986 and the Sunrise Orange finish became available in 1990. Gibson discontinued the Country Gentleman in 2005, and Chet's family returned his endorsement to Gretsch after his death.

This guitar was and is the most popular out of all the Chet Atkin models. The body is like a 335 but it comes with a single cutaway. It is a 17" wide semi-hollowbody electric archtop with a 25 1/2" scale. It features a number of upscale appointments, including 7-ply top binding, 5-ply back binding, single-bound f-holes, tune-o-matic bridge with ebony base with pearl inlay, and a raised multi-bound tortoiseshell pickguard.

The Chet Atkins Country Gentleman has a rich, mellow sound. The special Chet Atkins slim taper neck fits just right, and allows effective chording and soloing with minimum effort. The Bigsby tailpiece and vibrato arm are an added bonus and it is perfectly suited for Chet Adkins flatpicking or fingerpicking styles.

It includes two humbucker pickups, gold hardware, a bigsby tailpiece and a wider classical-style neck. Controls include master volume on cutaway bout, 3 knobs (2 volume, 1 master tone), and 3-way selector switch. The tuner buttons have Chet Atkin's designed "String Winder" arms which are unique to this instrument . View these in the detailed photos below. An unbound blackfaced headstock with crown inlay completes the look.

This 2004 Gibson Country Gentleman is in excellent condition with only minor surface scratches on the top just above and below the pickguard, the back, sides and headstock. It has no fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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SOLD: 2007 Gretsch 6122 12-String Country Gentleman

 2007 Gretsch 6122 12 String Country Gentleman

The G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman® 12-String doubles the sound of the classic model with the chiming, jangling sound of the ’60s. Its bound double-cutaway hollow body features an arched top, parallel tone bar bracing and simulated f holes; the two-piece maple neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with zero fret and mother-of-pearl Neo Classic™ thumbnail inlays.

Other features include dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups, three-position pickup switch, three-position master tone switch, standby switch, gold plexi pickguard, bound headstock with gold headstock nameplate and gold-plated Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, gold-plated hardware, 12-string Adjusto-Matic™ bridge, “G”-cutout tailpiece and beautiful walnut stain finish.

The Gentleman itself debuted in mid-1957, after considerable input from Chet Atkins.  The Closed body was a concession to Atkins, who was reportedly hounding  Gretsch to produce a semi-hollow guitar with a solid block through the center capable of more sustain with less feedback.  The Gentleman is a compromise, containing only a partial block down the center with sealed, imitation f-holes.

The FilterTron pickups feature dual-coils that are designed to "filter" out the electronic hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a warmer tone and a significantly increasing the output and sustain.

This guitar has some scratches on the headstock, as pictured.  The plastic is still on the pickguard, but is bubbled up, as seen in the photographs below.  Original hardshell case included.

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SOLD: 2010 Gretsch CG122-1962 Country Gentleman with String Dampers

 2010 Gretsch CG122 1962 Country Gentleman with String Dampers

Think back to the classic 60's rock song "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits and try to imagine how you would replicate that unique guitar sound.  It's a tone we haven't heard much since that decade and was made possible thanks to a Gretsch Country Gentleman with the string dampers activated, a feature not possible even on most Country Gentlemans.

This Professional Series CG122-1962 has those exact style of string dampers, one for the bass strings and one for the treble strings which rest in between the bridge and the treble pickup.  Each can be raised so that they touch the strings, created that famous "half-muted" sound, just like on the Hermits track.

The Gentleman itself debuted in mid-1957, after considerable input from Chet Atkins.  The Closed body was a concession to Atkins, who was reportedly hounding  Gretsch to produce a semi-hollow guitar with a solid block through the center capable of more sustain with less feedback.  The Gentleman is a compromise, containing only a partial block down the center with sealed, imitation f-holes.

The FilterTron pickups feature dual-coils that are designed to "filter" out the electronic hum normally associated with single-coil pickups, while adding a warmer tone and a significantly increasing the output and sustain. This guitar was originally designed in conjunction with Chet Atkins for his particular playing and sound.

From driving rhythm to ripping leads, the classic double-cutaway CG122-1962 Country Gentleman 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.  This is the real thing, or at least as close as a modern guitar can get!  Nothing else comes close for that cool swing, hip rockabilly or twanging' country sound.

This instrument is difficult to distinguish from new.  Hardshell case included.

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