Country Deluxe

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Epiphone Country Deluxe
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A faithful recreation of Gibson’s Chet Atkins Country Gentleman slim-line archtop, the Japanese-made Epiphone Country Deluxe mirrors much of the original’s physical attributes and dimensions, but uses 52SR/50ST USA humbuckers rather than the Gibson’s 492R/490T alnico humbuckers, and incorporates flame maple/birch/maple on its top, back, and sides instead of the maple/poplar/maple blend utilized by Gibson.

From 2004-2005 the Country Deluxe was called the "Chet Atkins Country Deluxe" with the name emblazoned on the truss rod cover. In 2006 Epiphone shortened the name of the guitar to just "Country Deluxe" and removed the personalized truss cover.

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Elitist Country Deluxe

Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe Headstock Epiphone Elitist Chet Atkins County Deluxe Headstock
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe Headstock
Epiphone Elitist Chet Atkins County Deluxe Headstock
  • 2004-2008

Body:

  • 5-ply Flame Maple/Birch top
  • 3-ply Flame Maple/Birch back
  • 2-ply Maple/Birch sides

Neck:

  • 3-Piece set Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with thumbprint inlays
  • Tombstone headstock with holly inlay
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Country Deluxe" engraving
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.75" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • 1-ply f-hole binding

Electronics:

  • USA 50SR & 50TR humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Master Tone, 1 Master Vol. controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • 24K Gold hardware
  • Grover tuners with Imperial Buttons
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with Bigsby vibrato
  • Ebony bridge base with pearl inlays
  • 3-ply raised tortoise pickguard
  • Tortoise arm rest with 3-ply binding
  • Gold reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Sunrise Orange (OR)
  • Wine Red (WR)



Elitist Country Deluxe (Japan)

Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist County Deluxe (Japan)

Body:

  • 5-ply Flame Maple/Birch top
  • 3-ply Flame Maple/Birch back
  • 2-ply Maple/Birch sides

Neck:

  • 3-Piece set Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with thumbprint inlays
  • Open-book headstock with holly inlay
  • Elite or Elitist logo on back of headstock
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Country Deluxe" engraving
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.75" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • 1-ply f-hole binding

Electronics:

  • USA 50SR & 50TR humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Master Tone, 1 Master Vol. controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • 24K Gold hardware
  • Grover tuners with Imperial Buttons
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with Bigsby vibrato
  • Ebony bridge base with pearl inlays
  • 3-ply raised tortoise pickguard
  • Tortoise arm rest with 3-ply binding
  • Gold reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Sunrise Orange (OR)
  • Wine Red (WR)



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