Gretsch 1966 Chet Atkins Tennessean Walnut #116947 - Used  From Other

Vintage Chet Atkins with a pair of HiLoTron single coils and painted F-holes on top of a warm walnut finish

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What We Think

This one's for the players.  Our luthier did great work to get this one stable and strong for another life time of playing, most notably a flawless refret to ensure the playability needed to match Mr. Atkins' own musical grace.  It really is remarkable how some guitars have a sound that instantly takes you to a time and place--this couldn't be a better example of that magical potential these old instruments have.  THat wide range of classic Gretsch voices, from dark and lonesome to jumpy and jangly are all here in spades.  

 

Condition: Used, Good

This guitar has been well played and shows its vintage age, plenty of dings/scratching and the binding has begun to crack in places--our luthier has performed ample finish work to ensure this remains stable. Pictures of guitars wear and age have been included.  Pickguard and possibly bridge are non-original.

About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Year: 1966

Serial Number: 116947

Body Wood: Maple

Neck Wood: Maple

Neck Profile: "C"

Neck Radius: 10"

Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood

Fingerboard Inlay: Thumbnail

Neck Binding: Cream

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Body Top Binding: 2 Ply Cream

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Bigsby Tremolo

Pickups: HiLoTron Single Coils

Tuners: Open Gear

Switching: 3 Way

Pickguard: Silver Plexi

Chipboard Case