Gretsch guitars have always been renowned for their unique tone and style, and this 1960 Gretsch 6119 Chet Atkins Tennessean is a great example of a first generation Tennessean model in excellent condition.
Featuring a laminate maple body with a single FilterTron pickup in the bridge position, this guitar is finished in a vibrant Western Red lacquer. The Chet Atkins Tennessean was produced in this single pickup configuration for only two years between 1958 and 1960, before the guitar took on the more common double pickup style that would pervade throughout the '60s. The neck features thumbprint fretboard inlays, Chet Atkins black pickguard, and a factory fitted Gretsch branded Bigsby Vibrato, all of which are synonymous with the signature style found on vintage Gretsch guitars.
This guitar is in excellent condition, with only some minor signs of cosmetic wear to the finish, in the buckle area and to the rear of the neck. Surprisingly for a Gretsch from this period, there is next to no binding rot, with only a small patch on the treble side of the neck body join. This guitar is internally and externally original with the exception of the volume pot, although the original is retained in the case. This guitar also includes its original Gretsch hard case.