This early production Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman is in a dark Wine Red with Gold Hardware. The 17” wide top and back are of Curly Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate with Maple sides and a Balsa/Mahogany center block; Body depth of 1.75”. Binding: 7-ply on front, 5 on back, bound pickguard and bound F-holes. Three piece Maple neck with a slim profile measuring 0.788” at the 1st and 0.940” at the 12th. Ebony fingerboard with red block inlay on the bass side, 14 to frets to body-21 in all, nut width 1 ¾” and width at 12th is 2.102”. Zero fingerboard/fret wear. Crown inlay on the peghead, gold Gibson tuners and tulip flip-winder buttons, all are tight. The humbucker pickups were custom made/matched by Gibson for this model, Neck 492R Alnico and Bridge 490T Alnico. Controls: Master volume, 2 volumes, master tone, and a 3-way switch. Tune-o-matic bridge on a pearl inlayed Ebony base; Bigsby Vibrato with a tubular arm. 25 ½” scale length. This instrument is in excellent condition showing very little play time, no buckle, a little light finish rub in the tops arm area when held into the light just right, an extra strap button screw hole just above the existing neck button(?), and some gold tarnish is all I can find to mention other than this is a very clean, great playing and sounding guitar. Original brown tolex case with gold “Gibson USA” logo. Thanks, Pickers Paradise Guitars, 251-937-0511

Year Condition Color Case
1987 Excellent Dark Wine Red Original Hard


Pickers Paradise Guitars
Tommy Allen
Stapleton, Al
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