Designated a "certified guitar picker" by former boss Chet Atkins, the multiple Grammy-winning session ace and songwriter for country legends shows off his favorite gear.

C.G.P. aka Certified Guitar Player—a title bestowed to him by friend and mentor Chet Atkins—Steve Wariner invited PG down to his personal studio (and gear museum) in Franklin, Tennessee. Here John Bohlinger the crew had to do everything they could to keep their jaws off the floor as Wariner paraded out vintage guitar (complete with wonderful stories) and vintage guitar. What a treat!


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