Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

GALLERY: Chet Atkins at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

See the guitars the legendary picker used throughout his career. Photos by Chris Kies

Gibson Chet Atkins CEC Prototype

Gibson Chet Atkins GEC Prototype
Part of Atkins' collaboration with Gibson revolved around his designs for a solidbody electric classical guitar. This 1981 nylon-string prototype would become the Gibson Chet Atkins CEC classical electric solidbody.