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.
'62 Chet Atkins Tennessean model 6119
The Chet Atkins Tennessean model 6119 debuted in 1958 as a single pickup (FilterTron) hollowbody with open f-holes and a cherry red finish. In the early 1960s, the model evolved to the Electrotone sealed-top body with walnut finish and dual HiloTron pickups. George Harrison used a slightly later version of this model at the famous Shea Stadium Beatles concert. (Photo courtesy of Ron O'Keefe)