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.

'66 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman model 6122
Although originally introduced as a single-cutaway model, and one that Chet Atkins is largely associated with playing, the second generation Country Gentleman (released in 1962), with its double-cutaway body and string-mute feature often overshadows it's predecessor by way of it's association with George Harrison of the Beatles. This specimen is a late pre-Baldwin example featuring a SuperTron pickup in the neck position. (Guitar courtesy of Dave Rogers, photo by Tim Mullally)

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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