Gretsch Garage Sale

My 1963 Gretsch Chet Akins Tennessean is for sale.

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Unfortunately I'm now selling my beloved Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean Guitar. It was manufactured in 1963. The serial number is 56514. Being from 1963, it's 100% Beatle-spec...as played by George Harrison. I purchased this guitar in 1990 from a music shop in the north of England. It's had very little use since but obviously shows signs of wear from before I purchased it. I have the original black case for it which is also well worn and is included in the sale. Despite the obvious wear, I think that £2200 or near offer plus postage from the UK is a fair price for such a lovely instrument. Hopefully all the photographs give you an indication of it's condition but please feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for your interest. In the words of the Beatles from '63: ‘MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)’, “PLEASE PLEASE ME”. Paul.

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I don't think I've ever seen a Tennessean with such genuine play wear. That is a good thing on many fronts.

And I do believe it's the Harrison spec down the Waverlys--as the Van Gent tuners showed up in 1964.

You might address whether that black covering on the top half of the Bigsby arm can be removed (and just take it off and clean the area up if you can). The case looked Gretsch on the inside but painted black on the outside. Someone gigged the heck out of this thing!

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I don't think I've ever seen a Tennessean with such genuine play wear. That is a good thing on many fronts.

And I do believe it's the Harrison spec down the Waverlys--as the Van Gent tuners showed up in 1964.

You might address whether that black covering on the top half of the Bigsby arm can be removed (and just take it off and clean the area up if you can). The case looked Gretsch on the inside but painted black on the outside. Someone gigged the heck out of this thing!

– knavel

I thought the same. This guitar is the definition of "honest" playing wear. It's rare to see a guitar with this much wear, yet totally original with no mods. Used but not abused.


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