Gretsch Japanese Made G7686 Chet 'Atkins Axe' In Walnut, Secondhand

Gretsch Japanese Made G7686 Chet 'Atkins Axe' in Walnut, Secondhand

Originally called 'High Roller' as requested by Chet.
Includes Hard Case

Key Points
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Walnut Body
  • Rosewood Red Stain

Manufacturer: Gretsch
Availability: In Stock
Discount Price: £1,495.00
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Gretsch Japanese Made G7686 Chet 'Atkins Axe' in Walnut, Secondhand

Originally called 'High Roller' as requested by Chet.

Call us on 01524 410202 for more details.

Serial Number: JT03032268 - Made in Japan 2003

This is a rare beast indeed! A sort of bigger Les Paul-ish shape with a more florentine cutaway.


The Gretsch Atkins Axe (models 7685 and 7686) was made from around 1976 to 1981. The Atkins Axe was named after Chet Atkins who had a minor involvement the project. The Gretsch Atkins Axe was designed to appeal to the rock player with two DiMarzio humbucking pickups.  The fingerboard markers are dice, which give you the fret number if you add up the numbers.The 7686 rosewood stain red. The model was not a commercial success was was discontinued around 1980/1981. The 7685 & 7686 models were reissued as the Gretsch Axe in the late 1990s, and again in 2002-2003 and 2008.

The following spec is mostly from the original guitar, the reissue may differ slightly:

Body material    wood body
Body shape features    single cutaway
Pickguard material    white pickguard
Bridge    tune-o-matic bridge
Hardware color    chrome hardware
Fingerboard material    ebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markers    dice fingerboard position markers
Finish colors    gray finish, rosewood finish
Made in   Japan
Number of strings    6 strings
Scale length    24.5 inches scale-length
Neck material    maple neck
Number of frets    22 fret
Peghead (headstock)    bound headstock
Tuner layout    three-each-side
Pickup selector controls    3-way selector switch
Tone controls    2 tone controls
Volume controls    2 volume controls
Pickups brand and model    DiMarzio pickup(s)
Pickups configuration    2 humbucker pickups

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