Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

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Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:31 pm

I just spotted this on Ebay for a good price:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chet-Atkins-COUNTRY-GENTLEMAN-1974-1st-ed-HB-DJ-/141085111861

Every Chet fan needs a copy of this book. If I didn't already have one I would buy it.
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby Terry Tolley » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:41 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I just bought it. I only have an electronic copy, but now I will have the real thing to re-read and treasure.
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby guitarchuck » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:52 pm

You're welcome! I'm glad someone from the Chetboard got it!
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby Jack Miller » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:15 pm

My wife & I bought a copy of Country Gentleman for my father not long after the book came out, probably in the spring of '75. Chet was at a Knoxville book store, signing copies. When my wife approached Chet and told him dad had been a fan since Chet's days on the Mid-Day Merry-Go-Round, just down Gay Street from the book store, he talked with her 5 to 10 minutes about his start in East Tennessee, as there were few, if anyone else, awaiting to buy the book and have it signed. I will always remember my wife saying when she came home with book, "he is indeed a gentleman." In the front of the book, in that unmistakable handwriting, Chet wrote, "To (dad's name). Happy Father's Day. Chet Atkins." Shortly after dad's death, mother passed the book back to us. It's one of my proudest possessions.
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby the-ocean87 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:39 pm

Terry Tolley wrote:Thanks for the heads up! I just bought it. I only have an electronic copy, but now I will have the real thing to re-read and treasure.


Where did you get an electronic copy? I would love to read this book. Unfortunately, the print edition isn't available in Germany.
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby Roger Pratt » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:28 am

Hey guys, I just clicked on the link Chuck posted and it came up for sale and I bought it. I'd been looking a while back for this. I hope I don't hear that it is not for sale. Fingers crossed!!
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby Vidar Lund » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:05 pm

I bought this book second hand on Amazon a few years ago, first printing. Itś a must for any Chet fan. If you get the opportunity, buy it!
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby DagerRande » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:43 pm

I bought a paperback copy of this book in the early 80's and read the entire thing and it brought tears to my eyes. I somehow lost it during a number of moves but I found a hard copy a few years ago and will never lose track of it!
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby Vidar Lund » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:43 am

It's available from Amazon. Not cheap exactly:

https://www.amazon.com/Country-Gentlema ... 428&sr=8-1
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Re: Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Book

Postby nasonm » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:02 am

Whenever I want to read it (again), I take it out from a local library that luckily still has a copy!
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