GRETSCH ATKINS AXE SERIES <https://www.guitar-list.com/gretsch/electric-guitars/gretsch-atkins-axe-...
GRETSCH ATKINS AXE MODELS 7685, 7686 <https://www.guitar-list.com/gretsch/electric-guitars/gretsch-atkins-axe-...
Dates of manufacture:
1997 to 1999
2002 to 2003
GRETSCH manufactured the Axe models G7685 and G7686 from 1997-1999, from 2002-2003 and in 2008. This was the reissue of the Gretsch Atkins Axe model of 1977-1980, but because Chet Atkins was no longer involved with Gretsch his name was removed and the model was simply the Gretsch Axe.