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Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby xtfkingcity » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:43 am

It's a hollow-body electric, natural finish, two f-holes, has a sticker inside of one, but NOserial #. Alledgedly built in 69. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby guitarchuck » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:41 am

Sounds like it could be the Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II. Although they were made around 1989. The "vs" would stand for "vintage sunburst" So the one that you are talking about might be refinished if it is a natural finish. I've owned a couple of the Epiphone Country Gentleman II's. The label just says "Chet Atkins-" and then an some letters for the finish color. Can you post a photo of the guitar?
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby xtfkingcity » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:23 pm

Disregard this post
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby xtfkingcity » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:46 am

Maybe this'll work. Mistakenly (obviously) listed it as natural.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:39 am

Yes, it is for sure a Epiphone Country Gentleman II. They were made in 1989 and 1990. Originally it had a serial number sticker on the back of the headstock. From what I could find when I owned mine, they are made in Korea.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:45 am

The Epiphone Country Gentleman II came in Ebony, Wine Red, & Vintage Sunburst. For some reason many of them had finish problems. The finish had a cloudly look on several of them causing them to be factory seconds.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby xtfkingcity » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:27 pm

Chuck, thank you kindly for the info. It's been a curiousity since i received it, and is really nice to now know the origins. Korea, huh? Who'da thought....
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby Vidar Lund » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:04 pm

Nothing wrong with guitars made in Korea. The 5xxx series Gretsches are made there. But I was under the impression that guitars like Country Gentleman II and Country Classic II were double cutaways? Seems I was wrong concerning this one.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:11 pm

Vidar,
The double cutaway "II" designations only apply to the Gretsch guitars, not the Epiphone.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins-vs

Postby tyguy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:03 pm

It has an ES175 tailpiece and no master volume.Didn't know they made one in Korea.Thank you. The Best, Ty M.
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