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Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Here's my Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II. It's like the one that Chet owned. Chet used his on the Nashville Now on November 14, 1988. He played Tiger Rag & Cosmic Square Dance on the show with his Epiphone Country Gentleman II.
This model is rare & hard to find. It came in wine red, ebony & vintage sunburst.

From my research it was produced from 1986-1990. Most likely made in the Samick plant in Korea. Some think they were made in Japan. The original bridge does say Japan on the bottom.

They did not come with a Bigsby. Chet added the Bigsby to his. Also he put the stationary Chet Atkins Bigsby arm on his. This lets you know that he used the guitar more than once. Paul Yandell had mentioned that Chet took the Epiphone Country Gentleman II to Europe once.

All photos in this topic that I posted are clickable to enlarge them.

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:38 pm

Here's a copy of a page from the 1986 Epiphone catalog featuring the Epiphone Country Gentleman II.

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:39 pm

Here's a copy of a page from the 1989 Epiphone catalog featuring the Epiphone Country Gentleman II.

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:41 pm

Here's a copy of a spec sheet & list price for the Epiphone Country Gentleman II that a Gibson rep posted.

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:46 pm

I hope it's okay to post this in this thread. I wanted to keep this info all in one place. Here's Chet playing the Tiger Rag on his Epiphone Country Gentleman II. This was on November 14, 1988 on the Nashville Now show.

https://youtu.be/9kNwy8ZS-kY

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pm

I hope it's okay to post this in this thread. I wanted to keep this info all in one place. Here's Chet playing Cosmic Square Dance on his Epiphone Country Gentleman II. This was on November 14, 1988 on the Nashville Now show.

https://youtu.be/xAiZE9fh4Gw

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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:24 pm

If anyone has any photos or video of Chet playing this guitar, I would love to see them. As I mentioned, Chet took this guitar to Europe once, so there should be some more photos & possibly some more video of him with this guitar.
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby Roger Pratt » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:04 pm

Beautiful sounding guitar!! Gotta be proud of that one Chuck!
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 am

Thanks Roger! Chet sure could make his sound great!
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Re: Epiphone Chet Atkins Country Gentleman II

Postby LMark » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:20 pm

Chuck, what is the width at the nut? Thx, LMark
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