Gretsch Country Gentleman 1970s


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Model: 1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Body: Maple top back and sides, 17″ body width with a depth of 1 7/8″. Mahogany Grain finish.
Neck: Two-piece set maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard. Inlaid Gretsch logo. 22 frets, plus zero fret, “Neoclassic” fretboard markers. Bone nut.
Scale: 24 1/4″
Hardware: Bigsby B-6 vibrato with, Grover machine heads. Gold-plated throughout.
Pickups: Dual FilterTron

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The Chet Atkins Country Gent saw a lot of changes over the course of it’s production, though this is a typical mid seventies guitar.

The pickups are 70s Filter’Trons, neck and bridge. It has real f-holes. Compare this guitar to earlier versions with painted f-holes (eg 1971 Country Gent), an adjustamatic bridge and V-cutout Bigsby B-6 tailpiece. Other changes from the earlier versions include the removal of the muffler (string mute) that would have been situated between the bridge and bridge pickup, and the lack of model designation plate on the headstock. Binding is now three-ply (not four, as was previously the case) cream/black/cream.

This guitar is in translucent Mahogany Grain finish. All hardware is gold-plated.

The guitar is in great condition, some fading of the gold hardware it is over 40 years old but has been looked after, it also comes with the original case. All electronics work as they should, a great guitar for a collection or as it should be played.