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A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby BillB » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:05 pm

Here's an interesting Gibson Chet Atkins nylon for someone who wants to stretch their fingers a little more:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gibson-Chet-Atkins- ... 2561835075

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Re: A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby Randy Finney » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:24 pm

I know there are people on this board who know a lot more about Gibson Guitars than I ever will so, am I correct in assuming that somebody custom built this 7-string neck and stuck it on a Gibson built body?

The only Google hits I can come up with are sites that link to this very guitar for sale - as far back as 2005.

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Re: A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby BillB » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:40 pm

Randy,
I was thinking the same thing when I saw it and posted it. I wish there were more pictures and explanation. I'd like to see a pic of the neck connection to the body. They had to use a different pickup and maybe bridge to make it work.

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Re: A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby guitarchuck » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:21 am

The headstock looks similar to a Kirk Sand headstock to me.
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Re: A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby BillB » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:22 am

Interesting observation, Chuck. And it has RMC electronics, which is what Kirk uses. Makes one wonder if maybe Kirk had anything to do with the mods.

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Re: A little different Chet Atkins nylon

Postby BillB » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:27 am

Now, if I were a 7-string kind of picker, I might be inclined to go for a guitar like this. Then, I might see talk to Sam Kennedy about the possibility of a Prismatone bridge that might work with 7 strings. But since I'm barely getting by on 6 strings, it's pretty easy for me to rule that out.

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