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Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
Manufactured in: Memphis, TN

Size: 17" wide x 20.25" long x 1.75" thick
Top Species: Curly Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
Back Species: Curly Maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
Rim Species: Maple
Center Block Species: Balsa/Mahogany
Binding: Multi-ply top and back, multi-ply on pickguard and armrest

Species: Three-piece Maple
Profile: Special Chet Atkins slim-taper
Peghead Pitch: 14°
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.788"
Thickness at 12th fret: 0.940"
Heel Length: 0.688"
Neck Joint Location: 14th fret
Headstock Inlay: Pearl Holly

Species: Ebony
Scale length: 251/2"
Total Length: 18.235"
Nut Width: 13/4"
Width at 12th fret: 2.102"
Frets: 21
Inlays: Thumbprint

Plating Finish: Gold
Bridge: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Finger or Bigsby
Knobs: Black speed knobs
Tuners: Schaller

Neck Pickup: 492R Alnico humbucker
Bridge Pickup: 490T Alnico humbucker
Controls: Two volume, master tone, master volume, three-way switch

Exterior: Dark Brown smooth Levant Hardshell
Interior: Black Plush
Silkscreen: Gold 'Gibson' logo


Brite Wires .010-.046

  Models with Bigsby include single-ply binding on the f-holes
Models without Bigsby have Block fingerboard inlays in addition to the Tab inlays


The term Country Gentleman has been synonymous with Chet Atkins since the 1950s. Gibson revived Chet's famous archtop model in 1987 and modernized it with a solid, sustaining center block and special design humbucking pickups.

Chet Atkins Country Gentleman

Available Colors: Sunrise Orange , Country Gentleman Brown , Wine Red , Ebony


Read more here: Gibson's Chet Atkins Tribute Site

Chet Atkins meets 'Chester': statue captures the spirit of a master
Hot Country star Brad Paisley sings praises of his new Gibson Country Gentleman

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for some measurements to vary from those listed.