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Bigsby-equipped

1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Model 6120

July 19, 2011
The 1955 Model 6120 included features requested by Atkins, as well as a 22-fret neck (a few early examples had only 21 frets) and a 24.5" scale.
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1969 Guild Duane Eddy 400

May 17, 2011
Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Duane Eddy first lassoed radio waves with his influential spaghetti-western style, single-note melodies, and eerie, low-string bends using a Gretsch Chet Atkins
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Guitar of the Month: 1959 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 Hollowbody

March 15, 2011
“Chet signed the guitar 1 in ’91 and added ‘CGP’ after his signature,” says Fred Stucky, owner of April 2011’s Guitar of the Month. “I always thought it meant
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Vintage Vault: 1964 National Glenwood 98

March 15, 2011
Left: A 1964 National Glenwood 98 in all its glory. The guitar’s unusual cutaways suggest a map of the continental United States. Right-Top: Sporting seven knobs and a 3-way
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Modern Builder Vault: Hanson Guitars

March 15, 2011
It all started with pickups for John and Bo Pirruccello of Hanson Guitars—bass pickups to be specific. In 2005, John—who’s also CEO and co-owner of Lakland Basses— wanted to
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Ibanez AFS80T Artcore Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A fully hollow, single-cutaway thinline with twin humbucking pickups and a Bigsby-type tailpiece
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Signal Chain: The Evolution of The Twang Bar

February 15, 2011
Going back to the different styles tied to different tremolo bars
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1960 Gibson ES-335 And 1959 Model 5F8A Fender Twin

December 21, 2010
The first offshoot of the popular ES-335 was the ES-355, which was intended to be the pinnacle of Gibson’s new thinline electric series.
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Kauer Guitars

November 16, 2010
Boutique builder Doug Kauer''s guitars
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1961 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120 Serial #40749

October 20, 2010
1961 example includes ebony fretboard, Filter''Tron humbuckers, zero fret, and V-style Gretsch by Bigsby tailpiece
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Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2010
The Pete Anderson signature Reverend is a versatile, P-90-equipped hollowbody
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1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody 6120

February 11, 2010
A perfect example of the Chet Atkins model used by greats like Duane Eddy
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Hottie 454 Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Hottie joins the guitar game with a muscle-car-inspired retro rocker.
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1968 - 69 Paisley Red & Blue Flower Fender Telecasters

November 18, 2009
Late-sixties paisley Fenders try to cash in on the hippie movement
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Hanson Chicagoan Electric Guitar Review

October 21, 2009
The Hanson Chicagoan delivers a hollowbody with style at an affordable price.
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