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1982 Gibson Chet Atkins CE

In his never-ending quest for feedback-free high-volume playing, Chet Atkins had his say in the design of many instruments over the course of his career. The Gibson Chet Atkins CE was introduced in 1981, and enjoys the distinction of being the first solidbody classical to see large-scale production. Chet was using nylon strings quite a lot by the late 1970’s and early 80’s, and worked with Gibson to create the solid spruce over mahogany CE.

The guitar features a piezo-crystal pickup design, thin solid body with cut-away and traditional classical trimmings, and ebony fingerboard, and crossover-spec fingerboard width of 1.75” at the nut. The guitar’s radiussed fingerboard and scale of 25.4” make it a very friendly guitar for any steel-sting reared picker to play.

This example is in excellent condition and has been carefully set-up in our shop.

With original hardshell case

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

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