Gibson Chet Atkins Ce ( 1981-1995 )
In 1981 Gibson introduced the gibson chet atkins CE guitar , the ce stands for classical electric , its has a single cutaway , multibound , a rosewood board and gold hardware . 1981 through 1992
these guitars were made in several colors
Black , Natural , Sunburst and White .
Gibson Chet Atkins CEC ( 1981-1985 )
During the same time they also made the gibson chet atkins CEC , the cec also stands for classical electric cutaway , it was quite the same guitar but with an ebony board instead of rosewood .
From 1982 to 91 they were made in black , natural , white and red wine.
Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
( 1987 - present )
This guitar was and is the most popular out of all the chet atkin models , they were introduced in 1986 and still in production . Its a thinline archtop , has a single rounded cutaway , two humbucker pickups , gold hardware , with a bigsby tailpiece and a wider classical-style neck
from 1986 to 91 their colors were brown and red wine and later made them in sunrise orange
Gibson Chet Atkins SST ( 1987-present )
iN 1987 Gibson also introduced the gibson chet atkins SST , it was a steel string solid body acoustic electric guitar , had a single cutaway , transducer pick up , active bass and treble controls and gold hardware .
Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean ( 1990-presnt )
Another Gibson Guitar that was and is still popular from gibson is the chet atkins tennessean , made in 1990 , has a single rounded cutaway-archtop , two humbuckers , f-holes ,stop tailpiece and bound body .
Some still argue that the gibson chet atkins tennessean is one of the finest modern guitars that gibson ever made .
Note : Do not get confused with the vintage gretsch chet atkins , its a totally different guitar .
Vintage Price Values For 2007 :
1981 - 1995 > $950 to $1200 ( chet atkins ce )
1981 - 1995 > $1100 to $1400 ( chet atkins cec )
1987 - 1999 > $2100 to $2600 ( country gentleman )
1987 - 1999 > $$1000 to $1300 ( chet atkins sst )
1990 - 1999 > $1500 to $1600 ( tennessean )
Avg Upward Trend Of 4% a Year since 2000 ( for all )
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