Gretsch Country Classic Guitar


Gretsch Country Classic model guitar built in 2002 and a part of the private Gretsch Foundation collection ever since.  During that time it has been loaned to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia and was on display there and at their Hartfield Atlanta airport display. It was only used sparingly over the years. 
The guitar is in the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman tradition.  It is a double cutaway model with specs to closely match guitars built by Gretsch in 1962. 
The standard features include: three piece rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard, 25 1/2" scale joined at the 14th fret, bound headpiece and fingerboard, neo-classic position markers, dual high sensitive Filtertron adjustable pickups, pickup selector switch, tone control, volume control for each pickup, master volume control, Bigsby vibrato, gold plated tuners and metal parts. 

Also included
1.      Hard shell case  
2.  ”Chet Atkins Certified Guitar Player" exhibition book which is a rare  hardcover collector edition.    
3.  ”Remembering George Harrison” which is a rare Life magazine hardcover book with a similar Gretsch guitar on the cover.      

Historical notes:
July 6, 2014 is the 60th year anniversary of the Chet Atkins-Gretsch endorsement under which this fine guitar design was developed.

February 9, 2014 is the 50th year anniversary of the Beatles with George Harrison playing a similar guitar on the Ed Sullivan show.    



(Photo courtesy of Derek Rhodes)

 




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