Check Chet Atkins’ axes

Premier Guitar has posted a great new gallery of gorgeous guitars owned by Chet Atkins. The instruments, on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, range from a D’Angelico Excel to Gretsch models like a ’59 Country Gentleman and the strikingly pointy Super Axe Model 7680:

Aimed at the rock market, the Super Axe featured DiMarzio humbuckers and onboard compression and phaser effects. This version, which Chet used live in the late ’70s, has a vibrato tailpiece and non-folding Bigsby arm added by Chet.

You should really check them all out at PG.

Right here.

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