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Gretsch Super Chet 7690, Country Gentleman 7670 and Nashville 7660

1979 "That Great Gretsch Sound" guitar and bass catalog page 4

Page 4 - details of three semi-acoustic Gretsch guitars, the the Gretsch Super Chet 7690, Country Gentleman 7670 and Nashville 7660.

It was 1979 that Gretsch and Chet Atkins parted company, with his endorsement going to Gibson Chet took the name Country Gentleman with him, and the Gretsch instrument was renamed. This catalogue must have been printed around about the this time, as there is no explicit reference to Chet Atkins, though some instruments (like the Super Chet) still use his name, and the Country Gent and Nashville pictured, both have his signature on their scratchplates.

1979 US prices for these guitars are as follows: Super Chet $1175, Country Gentleman $1050 and Nashville $850.

1979 Gretsch guitar catalog page 4 - Super Chet, Country Gentleman and Nashville

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2023 Gretsch Limited Ed. G6120CST Nashville Relic Masterbuilt Gonzalo Madrigal

2023 Gretsch Limited Ed. G6120CST Nashville Relic Masterbuilt Gonzalo Madrigal

Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 180**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Just in is this incredible 2023 Gretsch USA G6120 Custom Shop Guitar
Quick Details
Weight 7 8lbs
Width at nut 1 68 "
Depth at 1st fret 0 84 "
Depth at 10th Fret 0 94 "
This 2023 Gretsch G6120CST is an amazing one of a kind guitar
This G6120 Nashville was Masterbuilt by Gonzalo Madrigal In the United States at the Gretsch Custom Shop
This particular guitar was based off of a prized 1959 G6120
This particular guitar has very little use on it. The Relic job and ... more
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1963 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman George Harrison Beatles Specs

1963 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman George Harrison Beatles Specs

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman George Harrison Beatles Specs

From the private collection of Sound Investments USA LLC
Gretsch 1963 George Harrison Beatles Specs Model 6122
Wow!! Ladies and Gents we have a winner?? a found ??UNDA DA BED?? special
well I can??t say it is mint for a 61 year old guitar, but it is in special condition.
Hardly touched. Original case also in excellent plus condition. The phot of George playing this model is not included
This... more
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Gretsch Super Chet 7691 Walnut w /  Bigsby Tailpiece 1976 - RARE!

Gretsch Super Chet 7691 Walnut w / Bigsby Tailpiece 1976 - RARE!

Acworth, Georgia, 301**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up Professionally set up. Very well cared for, very slight checking in the finish, zero in the body.
Super rare 7691 walnut model with Bigsby Tailpiece, gold plated. . .one beautiful guitar. West Germany Schaller Tuners. This is one of the most iconic and finest hollow body electric guitars ever made. The Gretsch Super Chet is a very special guitar that was crafted only between 1972 and 1980 and is considered quite rare. This is a rare vintage guitar being sold as is in picks with no ... more
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1966 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman w /  Filtertron / Supertron Pickups

1966 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman w / Filtertron / Supertron Pickups

Woodbury, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1966 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman w / Filtertron / Supertron Pickups
Gretsch historians, we have a unique and special instrument to share with you today! This Country Gent, made in October of ?66 just a few months after the Baldwin purchase, features a magic pickup combo. A Supertron in the neck, and a Filtertron in the bridge. The finish is in great condition, and the hardware sports a delightful vintage patina. The guitar has an awesome vintage feel to it and can get tones ... more
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Gretsch 1967 Country Gentleman w /  Hardcase

Gretsch 1967 Country Gentleman w / Hardcase

Jenison, Michigan, 494**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Good Gretsch 1967 Country Gentleman
Light wear: normal swirling and play wear on the finish, some small binding breaks around guitar, small crack in pickguard. Damage: None
This 1967 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman has it all: vintage looks; full, woody tone; and comfort! That's right: not only does this semi-hollow have an incredibly fat tone thanks to the pair of Gretsch Original Filtertrons; it also comes with an original back ... more
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Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Walnut Country Gentleman Electric Guitar. Made in 1964.

Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Walnut Country Gentleman Electric Guitar. Made in 1964.

Simpsonville, South Carolina, 296**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Used Electric Guitar
Color: brown
Condition: Always cleaned and maintained by Non-Smoker original owner
There are no issues regarding its performance
Several cosmetic minor scratches / marks can be seen as normal use
Year of manufacture: 1964
BodyType: Semi-hollow
Number of frets: 23 frets
Tremolo: Bigsby type
Fingerboard material: Ebony
Neck joint: set neck
Accessories: hard case, all original including straps and ... more
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1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Hollow Body Guitar

1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Hollow Body Guitar

Rochester, Michigan, 483**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage original 1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 in original Western Orange finishClassic vintage Gretsch tone from two original Filter Tron pickups. Classic vintage 1960s tones a la Neil Young, CSN, the Byrds, the Beatles and more With Case
Neck plays well all the way up and down. Set up with flatwounds for a classic mellow tone
Original Gretsch Bigsby tremolo tailpiece works great and the guitar stays well in tune
Guitar is generally clean though there is signs of wear. In ... more
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1975 Gretsch 7670 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

1975 Gretsch 7670 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Honolulu, Hawaii, 968**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Will be posting a New, Unused G6119T TENNESSEE ROSE, bought new in 2008, not sure when made, never played
I was born in1948, grew up a VENTURES Fender and Mosrite guy, but college education in the Midwest had me listening to Country & Western and became a Chet Atkins fan so have / had a few GRETSCH in my collection, had but sold new, unused WHITE FALCON and BLACK FALCON, never played either and hardly played this 7670 because the controls are not so simple, have too many other guitars ... more
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1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut Vintage Electric Guitar

1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Walnut Vintage Electric Guitar

Sonoma, California, 954**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1967 Gretsch 6122 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Vintage Electric Guitar with natural Walnut finish. It is 100% original. It plays great and sounds fantastic. It weighs 8 13 pounds. The neck thickness measures 0 852" at the 1st fret and 0 938" at the 9th fret.
Overall in very good condition for its age. There are typical minor scuffs and scrapes throughout. All gold hardware is very clean with minimal tarnishing. As typical, the original foam string mutes have deteriorated and would need to ... more
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Gretsch 7660 Nashville Chet Atkins 1975 - Cherry Red w /  Original Case

Gretsch 7660 Nashville Chet Atkins 1975 - Cherry Red w / Original Case

Huntington, Indiana, 467**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


For sale is a Gretsch 7660 Nashville Chet Atkins 1975 - Cherry Red w / Original Case in Good Condition!
A good example of the Gretsch 7660! Includes the hard case which is rare to find with this model!
Could use some detox on the electronics, but everything seems to be working correctly
Case: Original Gretsch Case
Scale Length: 24 5??
Nut Width: 1 68??
Frets Remaining: 6 5 / 10
Action at 12F (1st): 4 / 64??
Action at 12F (6th): 4 / 64??
Weight: 8lbs 3 5oz
Overall ... more
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Gretsch G6120T-BSNSH Brian Setzer Nashville Guitar with Bigsby - Black Lacquer

Gretsch G6120T-BSNSH Brian Setzer Nashville Guitar with Bigsby - Black Lacquer

Fort Mill, South Carolina, 297**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


*Please note Jam Session Guitars posts their gear on various sites across the internet. Our gear typically moves fast. We reserve the right to pull this listing from ebay at any moment *
All guitars are properly packed and shipped fast fully insured. Tracking information will be provided following purchase.
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Gretsch G6120T-BSNSH Brian Setzer Nashville Guitar with Bigsby in Black Lacquer
Purchased as a ... more
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Gretsch G6122 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String Walnut Stain+COA OHSC

Gretsch G6122 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String Walnut Stain+COA OHSC

Thousand Oaks, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Gretsch G6122 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String Walnut Stain+COA OHSC

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Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 2020 Gretsch G6122 1962 Chet Atkins Signature Country Gentleman 12-String Guitar with a Walnut Stain Finish! The Gretsch G6122-6212GE Vintage Select 1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-string hollowbody electric guitar captures the essence of classic Gretsch tone and style with a beautifully lush, naturally chorused sound.... more
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Tampa, Florida, 336**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1976 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 7670 (F-Hole w / Binding). I am describing this guitar as used. I bought this about eight years ago and the longest it has been out of its original Gretsch Hardshell Case (please see photos) was to shoot photos for this ad. Neck & Body are visually, virtually, flawless as to wood finish and luster (please see photos). Binding at Neck, Body and F-Holes appears as new. The only obvious flaw to this guitar is oxidation / pitting / fading of plating at ... more
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Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup Orange

Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup Orange

Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Used Gretsch G6120TGDS PE Nashville - Roundup ... more
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Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange Stain

Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange Stain

Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Used Gretsch G6120TG PE Nashville - Orange ... more
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1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar

Cleveland, Ohio, 441**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here is a 1971 Gretsch Chet Atkins country gentleman electric guitar, made in the USA. The serial # is 6-12XX. This guitar is in good condition. It has wear on the body and neck. The binding has some erosion. The neck is straight with good action. The frets show some wear, but it still plays great. All of the electronics work as they should. The pick guard has a crack at the mounting screw. Included is the original hard shell case. The handle has tape on it. This is a great guitar for any player... more
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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Hollow Body Guitar

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville Hollow Body Guitar

Marina del Rey, California, 902**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I'm selling an Gretsch 6120 1965 guitar. Guitar has non original pickups. It's fitted with 1970's Gibson logo humbuckers. Guitar is in perfect structural and playing condition. It's vintage so a few bumps and patina which in my option just adds to the character. Since owning it I've replaced the frets, saddle and tuning pegs. The guitar is a solid player and is ready to play and enjoy. Comes with non original hard case
Please ask any questions before bidding and I'll do my best to answer. ... more
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1966 Gretsch 6160 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Tube Amp

1966 Gretsch 6160 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Tube Amp

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1966 Gretsch 6160 Country Gentleman Amplifier, Two TwelveTube combo with a pair of 6l6??s, Tremolo, No footswitch ΒΌ inch type included, Addedcasters, Nice clean sound! VG++
A word aboutpurchasing any of these rare Vintage amps, ??these amps need to be regularlycared for??. These are very old and mayneed to be or may have been serviced in the past. We recommend that any ofthese amps upon purchase be serviced and then regularly looked over by askilled amp tech. Used amps are sold here on... more
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Vintage 1960s Gretsch White Falcon Hard Case Country Gentleman Chet Atkins 6120

Vintage 1960's Gretsch White Falcon Hard Case Country Gentleman Chet Atkins 6120

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration,
A completely original and fantastic
Vintage 1960's Gretsch Hard Case
Very nice vintage Gretsch case. Fully original and perfectly functioning.
This is correct for the White Falcon, Country Gentleman, 6120 and others.
Don't miss this one!
Get it back to stock, get it VINTAGE CORRECT
... more
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1963 Original Metal Gretsch Country Gentleman Knobs Gold

1963 Original Metal Gretsch Country Gentleman Knobs Gold

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 187**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Tarnished, ,,, ,,, ,,Gold worn down . The Heavy Ones . Original set screws inside .Can be used on other models, ,,, , rare Sale Final .No Returns... more
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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.