1978 Gretsch Chet Atkins Super Axe
Model #: 7681 Serial #: 2-8191
Original Electronics, Superb Condition, Original Gretsch Hardshell Case!
Gotta see it to believe how nice it is!
This is a TRUE Closet (under the bed) Classic All Original with No modifications!
A great investment for you child's college!!
Beautiful, All Original, guitar comes in Original Hardshell Case. Everything works!!!
This guitar is in Superb condition, not just for it's age, Period!!!
You can tell it has been treated with care and respect and played very little.
I feel sure the previous owner bought it for an investment, not as a daily player.
On-Board Phaser/Compressor! "Welcome to the Machine"! Original Electronics that work like new!
This is a Gretsch Atkins Super Axe. 7681 Deluxe Chet, Walnut-Made in USA.
(According to the 2010 Blue Book, the Walnut finish was produced from 1973-1975) It is a solidbody electric with pointed cutaway and upper bass bout joining the neck at an angle to the body. Gretsch went to DiMarzio for the dual humbucking pickups and opted for a "Badass" bridge to complement the chrome-plated hardware. Schaller of West Germany provided the tuning machines. The most striking feature is the black elliptical control plate and it's active electronics with built-in effects, including phaser, compressor, and sustain powered by a 9-volt battery. Other features include a 22-fret maple neck and ebony fingerboard with small block inlay, 1-11/16" nut, 24-3/4" scale, multi-bound body, bound fingerboard and peghead, silver -backed pickguard, and black-faced headstock with logo inlay.
Nobody knows more about electric guitars than Chet Atkins. And nobody makes better guitars than Gretsch. Put them together and you have a brand new concept in sophisticated electronics, the Atkins Super Axe. Designed by Chet for Gretsch, this great new axe gives you all the modular sound effects you’ll ever need with built-in interchangeable components. The phaser module produces the greatest sound variations you’ll ever hear. The compressor, with sustain control, squeezes the tone and feeds it out for an infinite tonal response and sustain. Absolutely beautiful. No pedals. No more groping around for the right sound. Just flip a switch. The Atkins Super Axe brings Gretsch super quality to the rock field. Like Chet himself says: “In all modesty I think my new Super Axe is the ultimate guitar for the rock musician.”