Jerry Reed played these multiple times while on stage, with Chet Atkins and o... more
Jerry Reed played these multiple times while on stage, with Chet Atkins and others.
Jerry Reed's first good guitar was the Gretsch Chet Atkins signature model 61... more
Jerry Reed's first good guitar was the Gretsch Chet Atkins signature model 6120 he was playing when he first met Mr. Guitar. Introduced in 1955, the Gretsch featured a hollow body with open soundholes, two DeArmond pickups, a Bigsby vibrato, and a kitschy western design motif that included engraved block fret markers, a steer's head inlay on the headstock, and a G cattle brand burned into its orange top. Atkins said Duane Eddy was the only player who seemed to get a good sound with this early version of the 6120, but Reed was apparently very fond of the guitar.
"Jerry doesn't seem to like good, expensive guitars," Yandell says. "His favo... more
"Jerry doesn't seem to like good, expensive guitars," Yandell says. "His favorite guitars are those old Baldwins. He loves them. He loves the necks on them. That's what he made all those records with. Fender spent thousands of dollars making him a special guitar, and he was right back to that Baldwin." Yandell owns the original Baldwin that Reed used to record "Jerry's Breakdown" and many of his other classic instrumentals
Jerry used a Peavey T-60 here. more
Jerry used a Peavey T-60 here.
Jerry Played a Strat in the studio. more
Jerry Played a Strat in the studio.
Find gear used by Jerry Reed? Submit it and earn GearIQ. Look for gear, equipment, and products Jerry Reed has, uses, and recommends on their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube videos, etc.Submit An Item to earn 5 Points
GearIQ is a way to recognize people making contributions to Equipboard by commenting, spotting things the pros are using, and adding photos of their gear setups. For ways to gain GearIQ, check out our help page.