Gibson Chet Atkins CE-AN Solid Body Nylon String Acoutstic-Electric

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Maple Street Guitars
Atlanta, GA, United States
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Nylon String Thinbody Cutaway with Spruce Top in Antique Natural Finish and Rosewood Fingerboard with 1 13/16" Nut

Gibson introduced the Chet Atkins CE and CEC nylon string guitars in 1981, and they proved popular because they allowed for feedback-free playing at amplified stage volumes. These guitars are heavier than one might expect, but that is on purpose. The lack of a large resonating chamber and the added weight of the mostly solid body design helps to defeat feedback, especially on a nylon string guitar used for amplified performance.

Produced from 1981 to 2005, the Gibson Chet Atkins CE and CEC models are nearly identical, with the primary differences being the fingerboard material (rosewood or ebony) and the nut width. The bodies are made from solid mahogany and feature sound chambers to reduce weight and to make the sound more acoustic. The tops are solid spruce or cedar. The necks are mahogany with a neck joint location at the 12th fret – like a classical guitar, and the scale is 25 1/2″. And they feature a multi-element piezo bridge pickup with a battery-powered preamp that balances the output. The instrument featured here has three controls: Volume, Treble and Bass. Additionally, one can actually adjust the output for each string individually by adjusting one of the six trim pots located inside the control cavity! 

This 2005 CE-AN (#00105040) is in outstanding condition with hardly a trace of playing wear and only very minor handling wear.

This guitar includes its original hardshell case. (used) 

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