Gretsch-GEAR Atkins in the ‘70s: Axes and Chets 7682 Super Axe

1978 Gretsch 7682: 12-60XX

Owned by
Windsordave
Body style
Single Cutaway Solidbody
Color(s)
Sunset Orange
Fretboard
Ebony with Small square triplets inlays
Nut
Bone with zero fret
Pickups
DiMarzio or generic humbucker
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Stop/Wraparound
Tailpiece
None
Unusual factory features

The label says this is C.A. Prototype. It's been determined that this guitar was made for Chet Atkins.

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3 years ago Last modified 2016-05-22 19:26:16

This guitar's top matches the guitar pictured on the magazine ad showing Chet Atkins holding a Super Axe. This, combined with the label has led Ed Ball to conclude this was Chet's guitar.

That it was Chet’s guitar is phenomenal! What a treasure!

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