July 29, 2015
By Chrissy Mauck
Why blog it in this space? Well, the object of Auerbach’s interest during the episode happens to be a special Gretsch guitar.
Auerbach met up with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of Antique Archaeology in Nashville, who came bearing a vintage Chet Atkins model that once belonged to someone named “Rudy,” according to stickers on the weathered body.
“The Chet Atkins model is probably the most desirable Gretsch, I’d say,” Auerbach noted. “I’ve never even played one.”
It seemed that Auerbach was dead set on making this find the first of its kind in his collection.
“There’s a difference between guitars that collectors collect and ones that players use,” he said with a smile. “This one is a player’s guitar.”
Watch Auerbach’s reaction in the clip below.