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Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean 1967 Burgundy (s517)



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Body: Semi-hollow, maple laminate

Neck: Two-piece maple neck with a medium “C” profile, 1 11/16” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 16” radius, and thumbnail inlays

Pickups/Hardware: Open-back tuners, two pickups (rated at 3.1 kOhms in the neck and 2.1 k in the bridge), 3 three-way selector switches, volume and tone controls

Cosmetic Condition: The Tennessean is bursting with character! The top is relatively clean for its age, with just light scratches, and a handful of small dings to be found. The pickguard has developed a few small cracks around the side mounting screw, and also shows a few small rash patches, but overall is in good shape. The back and sides display a strong amount of buckle rash, as well as a myriad of dings, scuffs, scratches and a couple of finish chips. There is a fair amount of edge wear that can also be found, mostly along the lower bout and bass side shoulder. The cap over the neck heel is cracked, but is only aesthetic and does not effect playability. The neck and headstock are nice and glossy, with a good amount of dings and a couple of chips along the neck, as well as a a fair amount of light scratches and edge wear along the headstock. The fingerboard has a few well worn finger grooves along first position, but otherwise is in good shape. This Tennessean is a real gem!

Playability: The strings are nice and low, play great, and ring out clearly across the board. The frets are small and have considerable play wear.

Modifications/Repairs: Flower decals have been added to the pickups and the headstock. The bridge has been replaced.

Weight: 7lbs 1oz

Case: Original hardshell

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