Born in the Sixties: Electric Guitars
1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean
Gretsch introduced the Tennessean in 1958 with a bright red stain, and revamped the line in 1962, the year this guitar was made. The burgundy stain has faded to a warm, reddish nutty color, and there’s a slight buckle rash on the back. The rosewood fretboard shows a fair number of playing hours, but it’s in terrific shape and still plays great and sounds fantastic. From the collection of Bill Nix and Billy Nix, Jr.