Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Model 7670 1973 Walnut *refret

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This Country Gent has seen some play, but it held up really nicely and has the look that only played guitars have.

Gretsch's from this era aren't the most highly sought after guitars, but to me they are better playing and more serviceable guitars than most of the mid to late 60s pieces I see. They don't get the nasty binding rot that earlier examples suffer from, the neck sets are much better, and the guitars are simply more playable.

Changed parts include the base of the bridge and the strap buttons. We assume that the bridge base isn't original because it didn't hug the top very well, and the height adjustment wheels are chrome as well. We properly sanded the bottom of the bridge to better fit the curve of the top, which does help the tone. The bridge is original. The saddles have been cut a little deep, but it intonates well and the guitar sets up very nicely. There are two screw holes in the top between the bridge and the treble pickup.

The guitar was refretted at some point, and they have plenty of life left.  An armrest was added to the bass bout. 

he top. It look perfect there so we're just going to leave it where it isAll other parts are original, including the sweet Bigsby. There is one added screw next to the Bigsby for some reason.

There are no other changes to the guitar.

The color is strong and the binding is in great shape - no sign of the notorious Gretsch binding rot. The truss rod was tested and there is room for future adjustment. Electronics are untouched and work great.

Non original hard-shell case included.

  • Color: Walnut
  • Weight: 8lb 3.3oz
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony
  • Inlays: Thumbprint / Half Moon
  • Frets: Re-fret
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Zero fret
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24.25"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .78"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .93"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 43.25"
  • Lower bout: 17"
  • Waist: 10.5"
  • Upper bout: 12 3/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 2"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Filtertron
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 4.09k
  • Bridge Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Filtertron
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 4.10k
  • Neck Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Original Saddles, non-Original Rosewood Base.
  • Tuners: Original Schaller
  • Switches: Original
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: Non Original Gretsch Hard Shell
  • Notes:

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