Made in Nashville, TN, USA
Maple top, back, sides, neck, and center block
Ebony Fretboard, with 22 frets
Chet Atkins Half Circle offset inlays
2 Gibson humbuckers
1 master volume, 2 individual pickup volumes, 1 tone
1 3-way switch
Gibson easy-winding tuners!
The Country Gentleman may be the classiest guitar on this Earth. It screams "genteel", in such a way that one would want to have a mint julep on the side table while strumming this on a rocking chair on the front porch. The guitar was dreamed up for/by Chet Atkins, after he left the Gretsch corporation. This instrument plays, looks, and sounds utterly fantastic, and the Bigsby vibrato bar helps it achieve some nice subtle bends. But, I will say without question that this is the heaviest guitar I have ever played, bar none. This weighs more than really old Les Pauls, and that's saying something! I measured mine at over 13 pounds, and with my pain problems, I had to sell it unfortunately.
For the styles of music that will undoubtedly be conjured up on this fine guitar, it sounds perfect. Rockabilly, fingerstyle country, blues, jazz - this excels at all of those styles. I'm a fan of the master volume, at this can allow the two pickups to be blended to taste while still allowing overall control to be had with just one knob. The pickups are fantastically detailed, yet still warm enough to build a fire with.
Best feature, other than the neck and the sounds - the tuners! These tuners have a flip-out "wing" that acts as a winder crank upon string changes. This makes said changes incredibly quick and painless. I don't know why Gibson doesn't offer these tuning machines for sale today, but if they did, I'd buy more sets in a heartbeat to retrofit my current Gibson axes. The worst part of this guitar, at least for me, is the excessive weight. I know people that it doesn't bother, but for me it was way too much. Overall a great instrument if you can stand the mass.
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Gorax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - MODEL formerly manufactured by Gretsch - United States - maple handle 21 boxes
2 Humbuckers 490T / 492R Alnico - 2 volumes + 1 gnral - Tone 1 - 1 3 switch positions - Tune-o-matic / Bigsby vibrato
Channel gnial! over time, the feel of the handle becomes the "CREM", the possibilities to sculpt the sound with the left hand are a real treat!
Significant weight and size, but at least it was "something in hand" size and shape: I love, I can not do without!
A cot my "little" is the figure of Paul Reduces MODEL
Sounds difficult to find, but when it's done ... IDAL for the country (not my cup of tea ok for blues, jazz, rock ... I have a Marshall Valvestate jou (not gnial) and currently a boogie and a Flextone
9 years - with a great personality guitar so the guitar fits all the gear that has not, and it takes some time for this, but when it's done: gnial!
Very good investment since I bought it doubled in value (nine), tripled and quintupled in secondhand qualitbr /> Lowlight: the key again very ugly (the make Rican wonderful things, and others ...)
exprience with: yes, I buy it back, except by finding a good 175 or so are an L5, but the price is something else ...