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Chet Atkins : me and my guitars
Atkins, Chet.
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Corp., [2003]

Physical Description:
182 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
"A Russ Cochran book."
Early days in Tennessee and Georgia -- John D'Angelico -- The Gretsch years -- The Gibson years -- Reflections.
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Central Library ML419.A83 A3 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The most comprehensive and enlightening book on Chet Atkins ever published. A friend of Atkins' for 40 years, Russ Cochran was privy to stories from Chet that even the most knowledgeable Chet fan would ever know about. Chet tells it all in his own words about his childhood, his playing influences and early struggles to find work, along with insight into the guitars he used and endorsed along the way. The book includes full-colour photos of Chet and his guitars, many only previously seen in a limited collector's edition. Over 60 guitars in Chet's private collection are photographed in Chet's home and his office on Music Row. Chet speaks about each of his important guitars - including the Gibson L-10 which his brother Jim gave him - telling the story of his career as seen through his guitars. More than just a pictorial review of his guitars throughout the years, it's a fascinating look inside the mind of history's greatest guitar player. This book will appeal to guitar collectors and Chet Atkins fans everywhere.

Table of Contents

Russ Cochran and Michael CochranJerry ReedChet Atkins
Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 11
Forewordp. 13
Early Days in Tennessee and Georgiap. 14
John D'Angelicop. 47
The Gretsch Yearsp. 65
The Gibson Yearsp. 135
Reflectionsp. 169

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