The guitars conceived and produced by the Gretsch Company after WWII represent some of the more unique sounding and visually dynamic models available during the ''50s and into the mid-''60s.

'61 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman model 6122
The Country Gentleman was the 17" wide body representative within the Chet Atkins signature series of electric guitars. Upon its debut in 1958 its sealed-top and faux f-holes foreshadowed the emergence of the Electrotone body design by several years. (Photo courtesy of Ron O'Keefe)

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