December 2020

Chet Atkins

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Chet Atkins

A Beginner’s Guide to the Chet Atkins Sound

June 20, 2020
Whether you’re a fingerpicking enthusiast or simply looking to understand the fundamentals, master these examples and you’ll start sounding like the “Country Gentleman” in no time.
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FEAT

Vintage Vault: 1960 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120

July 27, 2017
Get ready to go ga-ga over a pristine specimen of the signature model that helped create "the Nashville sound."
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Chet Atkins

One Note at a Time: A Chet Atkins Primer

April 1, 2017
Grab your thumbpick and learn how to break down—and build up—Chet-style arrangements.
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Gibson

Auction to Feature Les Paul's Original "Black Beauty", Chet Atkins' "Dark Eyes" Gretsch, and More

January 8, 2015
Also included in the auction will be various pieces of gear from Les' home studio.
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TitansFEAT

Titans of Tremolo

October 4, 2013
A tribute to the visionaries of vibrato—from the brilliant minds that concocted its mechanics to the players who hooked us on its intoxicating effects.
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GALLERY: Chet Atkins at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

July 25, 2012
See the guitars the legendary picker used throughout his career. Photos by Chris Kies
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Chet Atkins Exhibit: Country Gentleman

Chet Atkins Exhibit: Country Gentleman

November 15, 2011
The life, achievements, and guitars of Chet Atkins are back in the spotlight at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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November '09 Media Preview

November '09 Media Preview

October 21, 2009
Solo Sessions: Chet Atkins; Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon; Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes With Bob Seger; Red Hot Chili Peppers: Me and My Friends; B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993 Blu-ray; The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
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June '09 Media Preview

June '09 Media Preview

May 20, 2009
Pickin' Like Chet, From the Basement, King's X, The Black Keys, Solo Jazz Guitar books and videos reviewed
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