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Gibson Chet Atkins

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Gibson Chet Atkins Ce ( 1981-1995 )
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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 )
gibson chet atkins country gentleman
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 )

guitar price guideAvg Upward Trend Of 4% a Year since 2000 ( for all )


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16 comments:

  1. re the 1990 Tennessean was actually manufactured? Thanks, jb

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  2. Does anyone know where the 1990 Tennessean was actually manufactured? Thanks, jb

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  3. Anonymous7:10 PM

    regarding chet atkins cec, you state was made from 1981-1985, but made in various colors from 1982-1991. was that a typo regarding 1985....should read 1995 like the CE model?

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  4. Anonymous8:51 PM

    can anyone tell me where i can get a truss rod cover with chet's name for the country gentleman?I nremoved mine so as not to get it stolen,and guess what?I can't find it anymore
    you can reply at
    duckman@videotron.ca

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  5. Anonymous8:15 AM

    My father played music, even picked with Chet Atkins,If Chet was asked, he would remember my dad.My Dad is long gone, I recently came across his guitar...."The Chet Atkins Country Gentlemen 79847 Its really old. I was just wondering what they go for? Needs alot of work to restore, just curious... I can be contacted at jdsblone@hotmail.com My dad was a great picker, played with alot of famous country artist I love and miss him dearly.

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  6. Anonymous12:38 PM

    I play a '94 Tennessean. What people overlook is its ebony neck. What other electric has an ebony neck and also a nut of 1'3/4". It has been the perfect transition for me from classical guitar. .

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  7. Hello i am looking for a gibson chet atkins sst if anyone can help me out please let me know....duckie6457@yahoo.com
    Thanks

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  8. Thanks for the post my father also likes to play guitar someday I hope to learn

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  9. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Hello, anyone looking to buy a GIBSON CHET ATKINS COUNTRY GENTALMAN 1998 IN MINT CONDITION?
    email me at: wildflowerlove68@yahoo.ca

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  10. Anonymous5:12 PM

    IN MID 80'S I TRADED FOR A GIBSON CHET ATKINS CEC CLASSICAL GUITAR. THE SERIAL NUMBER IS G094. IT HAS CUSTOM SHOP EDITION ON THE BACK OF THE HEADSTOCK. I CALLED GIBSON AND SPOKE WITH A GENTLEMAN NAMED MIKE VOLTZ, HE TOLD THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ONES TO BE BUILT. THAT IS ALL I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE GUITAR. COULD SOMEONE TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THE GUITAR. ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. YOU CAN REACH ME AT ronpollan@ymail.com. THANKS

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  11. Anonymous11:27 PM

    HELLO,I HAVE A MINT CONDITION Gibson Chet Atkins SST STEEL STRING,ORIGINAL CASE. BROWN W/PINK LINER. ITS GIBSON LOGO ON THE HEAD STOCK IS IN CURSIVE, THINK ITS 1988? IT IS FOR SALE. CONTACT ME AT 850-529-4224. I LIVE IN FLORIDA.jc5ash@hotmail.com

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  12. I have an '87 Sst and would like to replace the plastic sound hole insert... Where can I get one? Thanks!

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  13. Anonymous7:51 AM

    I have my guitar from when I was a young boy. It is a Chet Atkins Tennesean Hollow body electric guitar with a 4 digit serial number. Any idea what year it is? It plays great, the outer body bead is a bit weathered....any idea what these guitars are sellin for?

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  14. Anonymous6:33 PM

    I have a chad akins guitar w/case country gentlemen grand old opry has a gold plate on it very old would like to sell it i call grand old opry they offer my mom 40,000 for it 20 years ago

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  15. Anonymous6:41 PM

    I HAVE A GRAND OLD OPRY COUNTRY GENTLEMEN GUITAR WITH BLACK CASE GUITAR HAS A GOLD PLATE ON IT WITH COUNTRY GENTLEMEN ON IT WITH NUMBERS ON IT VERY OLDED IT WAS WORTH 40,000 BACK 20 YEARS AGO

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  16. GIBSON has complete don't care attitude toward customer service. I need someone to tell me where i can either buy a replacement preamp setup or get mine repaird, or who made them for gibson or any other help. It's a 1995 Gibson Chet Atkins SST and they refuse to provide any kind of information to us. I will never buy another gibson product after all these years because they don't give a big crap about customers after they sell you high dollar guitars. They suck. any information appreciated, I'd like to play my guitar. thanks

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