Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars

Chet Atkins Me and My Guitars Chet Atkins Me and My Guitars is without a doubt the most comprehensive and enlightening book on Chet Atkins ever published A friend of Atkins for years Russ Cochran was privy to stories from Ch

  • Title: Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars
  • Author: Cochran Russ Chet Atkins Cochran Russ
  • ISBN: 9780634055652
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chet Atkins Me and My Guitars is, without a doubt, 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 never know about Chet tells it all in his own words about his childhood, his playing influences and early struggles to fChet Atkins Me and My Guitars is, without a doubt, 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 never 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 color photos of Chet and his guitars, many only previously seen in a limited collector s edition Photographer Wolf Hoffman manages to expertly capture the images of some very famous guitars played by Chet, including his first Sears Roebuck Silvertone, custom made D Angelicos, the Gretsches, and the prototype models of the current Gibson Country Gentleman guitars 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 Full color and B W photos throughout.

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    • Charles says:

      If you read anything at all about Nashville in the 20th century, you most likely will come across some mention of Chet Atkins. In the past few years, I've read his name over and over in stories about Elvis, Waylon, Johnny Cash, Barbara Mandrell. But none of the stories were about Chet. He was just there, making brief cameos in other peoples' stories. "We had been recording for nine straight hours when Chet Atkins suggested this"Or"No one knew where to find Jerry Reed, so Chet Atkins drove down t [...]

    • Dave says:

      A bit lightweight but a pleasant read and some great pictures. Perhaps one of the finest closing chapters of an autobiography I've yet read.

    • Reynard Seifert says:

      I added this to an acai berry smoothie and it made it drinkable. It has, without a doubt, the best cover photo I've ever seen.

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