Aside from the mute pad the guitar is original & in really nice shape for its age. This gorgeous Chet Atkins Nashville features a pairs of FilterTron humbuckers, Bigsby tremolo tailpiece & finished in classic Gretsch orange. Professionally set up with fresh strings & low action, so it plays & sounds great.
Cosmetic Condition: The binding shows the typical cracking these older Gretsches are known for, however, the guitar itself is in really great shape. The orange finish is still quite strong & vibrant as well. There are various minor nicks, dents & dings throughout along with surface scratches. There's a tiny crack in the pickguard & most of the finish on the hardware has tarnished. Overall, though, the guitar still looks wonderful & has a nice patina.
Neck: Maple neck with well-aged cream binding & faded red side-dots. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl "thumbnail" inlays. Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear. Bound headstock with maple overlay. Grover open-back tuners are in perfect working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.
Body: Double-bound, semi-hollow maple body with simulated F-holes. Bigsby tremolo tailpiece with Rocking Bar bridge & working mute. Gold plexi pickguard with Chet Atkins signature. The back pad is in great shape & has all its snaps. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 7.6 oz.
Electronics: Original FilterTron humbuckers with gold bezels. Master volume & individual pickup volume controls with "G" Arrow knobs. 3-way pickup, tone & standby switches. All electronics are in good working condition.
Case: Original hardshell case included along with the original OK Card!
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.