jimmy atkins signed gretsch viking

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jimmy atkins signed gretsch viking

Postby palm » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:28 pm

Hi,

I have gretsch viking guitar that dates back to 1967. At the inside it's signed by Jimmy Atkins, 19-04-69 and a word that reads like Park Hall, but not sure. It is written with a normal pen. Does anybody know the story behind this? What does it mean. Thanks for letting me know.

Paul
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Re: jimmy atkins signed gretsch viking

Postby keener » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:52 pm

I don't know any specifics on that guitar, but I knew Jimmy in those days. Jimmy is Chet's nephew and Park Hall is a superb jazz guitarist who ran a guitar repair shop and Jimmy worked for him and also gave some guitar lessons.

So I'd speculate that you have a Viking that was worked on or owned by Jimmy or Park. Sorry I couldn't offer more.
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Re: jimmy atkins signed gretsch viking

Postby palm » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:38 pm

Thanks! Nice to hear the guitar is part of this story.
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