1982 The John Entwistle guitar & classic instrument collection – shown: Gretsch Model 6120 Chet Atkins

John Entwistle – although best known as one of the most influential bassists in rock history, the Who’s John Entwistle is also a formidable collector. Here he reveals his views on the art of collecting classic instruments.

Contents: Recording Acoustic Guitar; John Entwistle; The Entwistle Collection in full color; Hi-Tech Guitars; Gibson Factory Tour; Essential Listening by Rik Emmett; Barney Kessel; more

1982 May Guitar Player Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Gretsch Guitars – great artists demand great instruments

That’s why these top professionals and others like them insist on the sound that only Gretsch Guitars can deliver time after time. Shown: Chet Atkins, Roy Clark, Hamish Stuart, Randy Bachman, Paul Cotton, Bobbie Thomas, Paul Yandell, George Van Eps, Tony Mathews, Bucky Pizzarelli

1978 Gretsch Guitars – great artists demand great instruments Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1978 Chet Atkins – A new Gretsch Great! – the Atkins Super Axe guitar

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.”

1978 Chet Atkins – A new Gretsch Great! – the Atkins Super Axe guitar Ad available at www.GuitarPulp.com