The Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman was a very well respected hollow body electric, first launched in 1957, and continuously available throughout the 1960s and 70s. It naturally varied over the years of production, but was essentially the same all-maple hollow bodied guitar.
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1965 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Gretsch advertisements
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Chet Atkins says: 'this shape means sucess!' (1965)
Mid sixties grestch advertisement for the Chet Atkins series of Gretsch guitars, and the Gretsch Country Gentleman in particular. This ad ran fom very late 1964 right through to 1966, and refers to...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - "Gretsch", Says Chet, "Is Where The Authentic Sound Is." (1966)
Advert for three Gretsch Chet Atkins models, the 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean, 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody (after 1967, known as the Nashville) and the 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - When you call a guitar a name it better be good (1969)
The Chet Atkins endorsed Gretsch models, The Country Gentleman, Nashville, and Tennessean
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - Give Your Sound the Professional Edge (1972)
1972 Gretsch advertisement for three Gretsch semi-acoustic electric guitars: the Country Gentleman, Nashville and Tennesean
When you're serious about your Sound,you treat it right. And yo...
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman PX 6122 - The Country Gentleman (1979)
This is the guitar for the serious musician. Designed and played by Chet Atkins, the Country Gentleman has been welcomed in concert halls throughout the world and has gained the distinction accorde...