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Chet Atkins-Mr Guitar! I grew up listening to Chet Atkins, my father plays guitar just like him.

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Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) 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.

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Blues!! - G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body by Gretsch® Electric Guitars ( would be especially kickin' with TV Jones Pickups)

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From personal correspondence & interviews, Paul's online posts, & family members, a lifetime in the music business is recounted, from breaking in with the Louvin Brothers in the 1950s to his 25-year association with "Mr Guitar" Chet Atkins, to his last recording in 2006. Along the way, Paul provides a wealth of information & history about guitar modification, gear & gadgets, & the people & personalities of country music's golden era in the second half of the 20th century. Visit to find more!

Chet Atkins playing one of the classic Gretsch archtops he helped design

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