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Chet Atkins

Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), better known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well.

Among many honors, Atkins received 14 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Country Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year awards, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

See Also: SST Models


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Models


Chet Atkins CEC

Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
Epiphone Chet Atkins CEC
  • 1995-2005
  • Classical nylon string guitar
  • Single cutaway construction

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Select Spruce top
  • Muted sound hole

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • Slotted headstock with rosewood or black veneer
  • Chet Atkins signature on upper treble bout or headstock
  • 25.5” scale
  • 2.0” nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body
  • Ornate rosette marquetry

Electronics:

  • Piezo pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Plate-mounted open-back tuners
  • Rosewood tie bridge

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Antique Natural (AN)



Chet Atkins SST Classic

Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Classic
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Classic
  • 1994-2000
  • Classical nylon string guitar
  • Single cutaway consrtruction

Body:

  • Chambered mahogany body
  • Select Spruce top
  • Chet Atkins signature on upper treble bout

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • Slotted headstock with rosewood veneer
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body
  • Ornate rosette marquetry

Electronics:

  • Shadow Nanoflex pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 24.75” scale

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood tie bridge
  • Plate-mounted open-back tuners

Colors:

  • Antique Natural (AN)
  • Natural (NA)



Chet Atkins SST Studio

Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Studio headstock with Chet Atkins signature
  • 1998-2005
  • Steel string guitar
  • Single-cutaway construction

Body:

  • Chambered mahogany body
  • Maple top
  • Chet Atkins signature on upper treble bout

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Cutaway fingerboard end
  • Pearl deco oval inlay or Chet Atkins signature on headstock
  • 24.75” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body
  • Single-ply neck (Black)

Electronincs:

  • Piezo pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Diecast tuners
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)



Chet Atkins SST Custom

Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Custom
  • 1994-2000
  • Steel string guitar
  • Single cutaway construction

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Select maple top
  • Muted sound hole

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Chet Atkins signature on headstock
  • Rosewood or black veneer on headstock
  • 24.75” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply Body
  • Multi-ply 2-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Piezo pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Diecast tuners

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Natural (NA)
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)



Chet Atkins SST Deluxe

Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Deluxe
Epiphone Chet Atkins SST Deluxe
  • 1994-2000
  • Steel string guitar
  • Single cutaway construction

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Select maple top
  • Quilted maple veneer
  • Muted sound hole

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Chet Atkins signature on headstock
  • Rosewood or black veneer on headstock
  • 24.75” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply Body
  • Multi-ply 2-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Piezo pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Diecast tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)



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