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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean #72283 - Used  From Other

A beloved classic from Gretsch!


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Condition: Used, Good

A fabulous example of a legendary model, this '65 has made it through the years with minimal damage, just good, honest playwear.  After some new frets from our luthier, she's playing like a dream.  Grab a thumbpick and your biggest, cleanest amp and dive in!


SP Luthier Notes: Maintain Tuners, Refret

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The famous Chet Atkins sound and Distinctive Styling make the Tennessean an all-time favorite. New slim 16" Electrotone Hollow Body of 2" thickness with simulated inlaid "F" holes. Gretsch adjustable rod-Actionflo neck. Neo-Classic Fingerboard. Gretsch Bigsby Tremolo and Tailpiece. Double Hi-Lo 'Tron pickups. Standby switch. New dark cherry red finish. Polished plated metal parts.

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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.  


Model: Chet Atkins Tennessean

Serial: 72283

Year: 1965

Build: Hollow Body

Cutaway: Single Cutaway

Body Finish: Gloss

Body Shape: Single Cutaway

Body Material: Maple

Body Binding: Aged White

Body Back: Maple

Body Top: Arched Laminated Maple

Body Depth: 2"

Neck Material: Maple

Neck Finish: Gloss

Neck Binding: Aged White

Scale Length: 24 5/8"

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood

Number of Frets: 22

Fret Size: Narrow & Tall

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

Position Inlays: Neo-Classic Thumbnail

Bridge Pickup: Hi-Lo 'Tron

Neck Pickup: Hi-Lo 'Tron

Controls: Volume, Tone, Tone

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle, Mute Switches

Bridge: Rosewood-Based Adjusto-Matic 

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece: Gretsch Bigsby

Pickguard: Silver Plexi with Gretsch Logo

Control Knobs: G-Arrow

Case: Hardshell