A sexy piece of archtop history!
Condition: Used/Vintage, Good, Scratch on Front of Headstock and Checking Consistent w/ A Well-Played Vintage Piece
Weight: 8.7 lbs.
I freely admit that I'm barely worthy of carrying Chet Atkins' guitar case, but playing this beautiful Deluxe Chet, it's hard not to feel like I'm reaching back in time to shake hands with the master himself. This guitar has history and character to spare! Switching through the different positions of its Filtertron pickups, I was treated to a variety of vintage tones and colors that would make even the most jaded Gretsch fan blush. The neck is smooth and fast, but not too thin, allowing equally for clean comping and melodic soloing as you see fit. Get your hands on this vintage beauty and experience all that it has to offer for yourself!
That Great Gretsch Sound!
Since 1883, when 27-year-old Friedrich Gretsch founded his little shop in Brooklyn, N.Y., making banjos, drums and tambourines, The Gretsch Company has grown to produce some of the world’s greatest drums and guitars over the span of four generations.
With its emphasis on hand-craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Gretsch has pioneered new designs and manufacturing techniques, winning endorsements from some of the music industry’s most respected artists, including Chet Atkins, Bono, Charlie Watts, Brian Setzer, Steve Ferrone, Neil Young, and Phil Collins.
Gretsch also owns and manufactures some of the other most popular and historic music industry products and brands including Bigsby® Vibratos and Sho-Bud® Pedal Steel Guitars.