GALLERY: Born in the Sixties - Electric Guitars
September 1, 2010
A selection of guitars from each year of the 1960s are highlighted
1961 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 6122
The Country Gentleman featured this month has all the features typical to 1961: a 17-inch wide body with a slim two-inch depth (shrunk from 1958's 2 inches), gold plated U.S. Pat. 2892371 Filtertron pickups, a brushed aluminum Gretsch "V" cutout Bigsby, closed f-holes, gold plated Grover Imperial tuners, zero fret (added in 1959) on an ebony fingerboard with Neo Classic (thumbprint) inlays, a nameplate with serial number on the headstock, and a gold plated bar bridge. Photo and information from Dave's Guitar Shop.