Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1966

Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut 1966

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Overview

One of the most iconic Gretsch models, the 6122 Chet Aktins Country Gentleman made its debut in 1957. Between 1957 and 1961, the F-holes on the body varied with some examples using simulated painted-on F-holes, some using simulated inlaid plastic F-holes, and others have actual open F-holes. By 1961, the model switched to a double cutaway and most F-holes were of the painted-on variety.  Like the Epiphone Casino, this guitar's reputation was greatly influenced by its association with the Beatles and specifically George Harrison. 

Years of Production: 
1957 - 1981

Body Style: Archtop hollowbody, double cutaway

Unique to this Year: One pickup changes from Filter'Tron to Super'Tron.

Wood Composition: 
Mahogany body, Maple top, Ebony fingerboard

Design Elements: Simulated F-holes, Bigsby tremolo tailpiece, bar bridge, one Filter'tron pickup, one Super'Tron pickup, thumbprint inlays

Notable Players: George Harrison, Elvis Presley 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Finish
  • Walnut
Year
  • 1966
Made In
  • United States

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