The Gibson Chet Atkins SST was a solid body acoustic guitar designed by country musician Chet Atkins. The steel-string model was introduced in 1987 and was discontinued in 2006.
The SST was a design that combined Gibson's acoustic and electric guitar technology.
The SST had a solid spruce or cedar top and a mahogany body. Unlike most acoustic-electrics the SST had no resonating chamber or sound hole. The acoustic sound came from a bridge mounted transducer with an active pre-amp. The SST had controls for volume as well as boost and cut for both treble and bass signals.
The SST was offered in five finishes: natural, ebony, white, burgundy and cherry sunburst. It had mother of pearl inlays on the fretboard, headstock, and bridge and features gold plated hardware. Later models had star inlays and a Les Paul style headstock. It also sports Chet Atkins's signature above the fretboard.
This particular guitar has some finishing blemishes caused by the reaction of a guitar stand's rubber against the paint finish between the headstock and the neck joint (see photos above). Due to this, I have classified the guitar as good condition as opposed to mint, which it really is, if not for the defects mentioned.
Due to the presence of rosewood on this guitar (bridge section), a CITES permit is required to be applied for prior to international shipment. The last CITES permit was obtained within 7 working days. Max. waiting period for this permit would be 14 working days baring any delays.
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For all international buyers, please take note that the advertised sale price here does NOT include any form of taxes, import duties, license & permit fees, etc. which may be incurred for this incoming consignment into your country. If there are, you as the Buyer are responsible for paying those additional charges as required to.
As such, we advise you to always check on your country's laws to ensure full legal compliance on international shipments and to avoid unnecessary delays possibly from ignorance.
Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have for this guitar.
Thank you for your kind interest in this awesome Chet Atkins SST Ebony USA guitar!
Update (7 Feb 2018):
Just noticed that there was a mix-up in the hard shell case and documentation between the other Gibson Chet Atkins model I am selling (which is also listed here) during photography session. In any case, rest assured that the correct hard shell case and documentation will be provided for both these guitars for their respective sales. Thank you for your attention.