Chet Atkins SST Custom

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  1. mbbreen

    mbbreen New Member

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    I just picked up a Chet Atkins SST Custom circa 1994-2000.
    The guitar needs a good cleaning and some minor work but is in good shape.
    I do need a little help. There were no strings on her and this might sound funny but I want to verify what type of strings she actually uses (Acoustic or electric) since she is a solid body but has a sound hole. I tried scouring the internet and found all sorts of specs but nothing regarding the strings.

    Anyone familiar with the Chet Atkins SST Custom and have string recommendations?

    Thanks

    Mike
     
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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Hi Mike,

    welcome here @ €pi-Talk

    there were two of the Chet Atkins guitars,
    CEC and SST
    http://www.epiphonewiki.org/index/Chet_Atkins.php

    there is no magnetic pickup, the SST has a piezo-system under the bridge,
    so you should be fine with E-Acoustic strings

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    that's what I use on my E-Acoustic
     
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  3. mbbreen

    mbbreen New Member

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    Thanks Peter,
    I was thinking Acoustic strings but want to check with those more familiar.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    There's a red flag. Hopefully the neck is in proper shape. Use your preferred acoustic strings.
     
  5. mbbreen

    mbbreen New Member

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    Thanks Raiyn,
    The neck looks to be straight and no issues and Truss rod functions fine I am going to stick on a set of D'Addario 12's phosphor Bronze as a test later this evening after a good cleaning.
     
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