Chet Atkins

Date: 1977 July 05
Length: 29 min.
Call Number: OH474


Guitarist and Nashville record producer. Born June 20, 1924. Died June 20, 2001. Career most active 1940s-1990s. Full name Chester Burton Atkins. RCA country producer 1957-1970s, influential in shaping the Nashville Sound. Known as “Mr. Guitar,” he is among the most recorded solo instrumentalists in the world. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1977 July
(29 minutes)
Guitarist Chet Atkins talks about his collection of guitars. Discussion focuses on a description of several different guitars and stories surrounding their design, use, and history.