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Encyclopedia > Gibson Guitar Corporation
Gibson Guitar Corporation
Type Private
Founded 1902
Founder Orville Gibson
Headquarters Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Area served Global
Key people Orville Gibson, Ted McCarty, Les Paul
Industry Musical instruments
Subsidiaries Epiphone, Baldwin, Garrison, Maestro, Wurlitzer, Tobias, Valley Arts Guitar, Slingerland, MaGIC, Gibson Amphitheatre, Hamilton, Chickering, Kramer, Steinberger, Electar, Aeolian
Website Gibson.com

The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. The company's most popular guitar, the Les Paul Standard, is a solid-body electric guitar. Gibson also owns and makes guitars under such brands as Epiphone, Kramer, Valley Arts, Tobias, Steinberger, and Kalamazoo. In addition to guitars, the company makes pianos through its Baldwin unit, Slingerland drums, as well as many accessory items. Company namesake Orville Gibson made mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1890s. Gibson used the same type of carved, arched tops in archtop acoustic guitars, and by the 1930s was also making flattop acoustic guitars and electric guitars. Charlie Christian, one of the first well-known electric guitarists, helped to popularize Gibson's electric guitars with his use of the ES-150 and ES-200. After being bought by the Norlin corporation in the late 1960s Gibson's quality and fortunes took a steep decline; by 1985 it was within three weeks of going out of business before it was bought by its present owners.[1] Gibson Guitar is a privately held corporation (company stock is not publicly traded on a stock exchange), owned by chief executive officer Henry Juszkiewicz and president David H. (Dave) Berryman. An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Orville H. Gibson (born in 1856-1918, Chateaugay, New York) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments. ... Nashville redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Orville H. Gibson (born in 1856-1918, Chateaugay, New York) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the musician. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... The Baldwin Piano Company is the largest US-based manufacturer of keyboard instruments, most notably pianos. ... Alex Lifeson of Rush playing his Garrison GD25-12 guitar Garrison Guitars was founded by NFLD native Chris Griffiths. ... Maestro means master or teacher in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. ... The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, is an American company, formerly a producer of stringed instruments, woodwind, brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs, orchestrions, electric pianos and jukeboxes. ... Tobias is a brand of bass guitar originally made by luthier Michael Tobias starting in the 1970s and later bought out by Gibson Guitar Corporation. ... Valley Arts Guitar is a small electric guitar manufacturer currently owned and operated by the Gibson Musical Instrument Company. ... The Slingerland Drum Company is an historic drum company which is linked to the rich history of jazz drumming. ... The Gibson (formerly Universal) Amphitheatre is a theater located in Universal City, California, USA. It was originally built in 1972 as an outdoor venue, but was remodeled and converted into an indoor theater in 1982. ... Hamilton may refer to: // Duke of Hamilton, Chief of the name of Hamilton, and Heir general of Walter fitz Gilbert of Cadzow. ... Chickering and Sons was an American piano manufacturer located in Boston, known for producing award-winning instruments of superb quality and design. ... This article is about the American musical instrument manufacturer. ... Steinberger refers to a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger. ... Aeolian means related to, caused by, or carried by the wind; see eolian. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Nashville redirects here. ... A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... This article is about the American musical instrument manufacturer. ... Valley Arts Guitar is a small electric guitar manufacturer currently owned and operated by the Gibson Musical Instrument Company. ... Tobias is a Greek version of the Hebrew biblical name Tuviah, meaning god is good. It is a popular male given name in Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the United States. ... Steinberger refers to a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger. ... The Baldwin Piano Company is the largest US-based manufacturer of keyboard instruments, most notably pianos. ... Orville H. Gibson (born in 1856-1918, Chateaugay, New York) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments. ... Kalamazoo redirects here. ... Charlie Christian (29 July 1916 – 2 March 1942) was an American jazz guitarist. ...

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History

Orville Gibson (born 1856, Chateaugay, New York) started making mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA. The mandolins were distinctive in that they featured a carved, arched solid wood top and back and bent wood sides. Prior to this mandolins had a flat solid wood top and a bowl-like back (similar to a lute) made of multiple strips of wood. These bowl-back mandolins were very fragile and unstable. Disdainful of the shape, Orville Gibson characterized them as "potato bugs." Gibson's innovation made a better-sounding mandolin that was immensely easier to manufacture. Orville Gibson's mandolin design, with its single-pieced carved sides and a single-pieced neck, was patented in 1898; it would be the only innovation he patented.[2] Orville H. Gibson (born in 1856-1918, Chateaugay, New York) was a luthier who founded the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, makers of guitars, mandolins and other instruments. ... Chateaugay is a town located in Franklin County, New York. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... Kalamazoo redirects here. ... A renaissance-era lute. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1902, the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co, Ltd. was founded to market the instruments. Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


During the 1920s the Gibson company was responsible for many innovations in guitar design, and became the leading manufacturer of arch-top guitars, particularly the Gibson L5 model. In 1936 they introduced their first "Electric Spanish" model, the ES-150, generally recognized as the first commercially successful electric guitar. Archtop guitars are steel-stringed acoustic guitars with a distinctive arched belly and a sound particularly suited to blues guitar and jazz. ... Image:Gibson L-5. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporations ES-150 guitar is generally recognized as the worlds first commercially feasible electric guitar. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ...

1996 Gibson Les Paul Studio Limited Edition Gem Series Topaz
1996 Gibson Les Paul Studio Limited Edition Gem Series Topaz

As a result of the strong sales of the Fender Telecaster in 1950 Gibson decided to make a solid-body guitar. This was despite the fact that Gibson, like most other guitar manufacturers, were contemptuous of the concept of a solid-body guitar. Although guitarist Les Paul was one of the pioneers of solid-body electric guitar technology, the guitar that became known as the Les Paul was developed with very little input from its namesake. After the guitar was designed, Les Paul was asked to sign a contract to endorse the guitar to be named after him. At that point he asked that the tail piece would be changed, and that was his only contribution. (Ironically, this tailpiece was changed in 1954.)[3] The Les Paul was released in 1952. The late 1950s saw a number of innovative new designs including the eccentrically-shaped Gibson Explorer and Flying V and the semi-acoustic ES-335, and the introduction of the "humbucker" pickup. The Les Paul was offered in several models, including the Custom, the Standard, the Special and the Junior. In 1961, the body design of the Les Paul was changed, due to the demand for a double-cutaway body design.[4] Les Paul did not care for the new body style and let his endorsement lapse, and the new body design then became known as the Gibson SG. The Les Paul returned to the Gibson catalogue in 1968 due to the influence of players such as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Peter Green. Both the Les Paul and the SG later became very popular with hard rock and heavy metal guitarists; Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, the twin-lead line-up of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson of Thin Lizzy, Duane Allman, Slash of Velvet Revolver and Ace Frehley of Kiss are known for their preference for a Les Paul. Pete Townshend of The Who, Angus Young of AC/DC, Frank Zappa of Mothers Of Invention and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath are some of the more well-known SG players. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 282 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (455 × 968 pixel, file size: 66 KB, MIME type: image/png) Original: This version: File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 282 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (455 × 968 pixel, file size: 66 KB, MIME type: image/png) Original: This version: File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Gibson Explorer (now marketed as X-plorer and Explorer Pro), made its debut in 1958, then known as the Futura. ... The Jackson Flying V Standard, the model used by Dave Mustaine. ... The Gibson ES-335 was the worlds first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. ... Traditional Open Coil (uncovered) humbucker pickup A conventional humbucker (or Humbucking pickup) is a type of electric guitar pickup that uses two coils, both generating string signal. ... Three magnetic pickups on an electric guitar. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American lead guitarist and noted session musician. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup currently consisting of Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass guitar, vocals), Matt Sorum (drums, percussion, vocals) of Guns N Roses, and Dave Kushner (rhythm guitar), of Wasted Youth. ... Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951[1]), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Angus Young (born on 31 March 1955) is a guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, known for his wild stage energy and schoolboy-uniform stage outfits. ... This article is about the band. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993) was an American rock/jazz fusion musician, composer, and satirist. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist best known for his tenure in the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


Between 1974 and 1984 production of Gibson guitars was shifted from Kalamazoo to Nashville, Tennessee. In early 1986 the Gibson Guitar Corp. was bought by Henry E. Juszkiewicz, David H. Berryman and Gary A. Zebrowski. The survival and success of Gibson today is largely attributed to this change in ownership. Currently, Juszkiewicz stands as CEO and Berryman as president of the company. More recently new production plants have been opened in Southern and rural areas, such as Memphis, Tennessee as well as Bozeman, Montana. The Memphis facility is used for semi-hollow and custom shop instruments, while the Bozeman facility is dedicated to acoustic instruments. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Kalamazoo redirects here. ... Nashville redirects here. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ...


Today, one model of Gibson guitars ("Robot Guitar") can tune itself in about 10 seconds using robotic technology developed by Gibson and Tronical Gmbh.[5] While the product was advertised in the American—United States—popular press as a "world's first" similar—some external—systems have been in use for decades for example to tune guitars made by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Washburn Guitars.[citation needed] For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... Fender redirects here. ... A washburn Washburn (full name: Washburn Guitars) was established in 1883 in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Subsidiary companies

A Gibson Invader. The Invader was manufactured during the 1980's and is now discontinued.
A Gibson Invader. The Invader was manufactured during the 1980's and is now discontinued.

Many other instrument manufacturers are owned by Gibson including Kramer and Steinberger guitars. It is now a brand used by Gibson-Baldwin Musical Education, which sells various student guitars under different brand names. Another related company is the Heritage Guitars company—an independent guitar company founded by former Gibson employees after Gibson's move to Nashville. Most recently Gibson has purchased Canadian guitar manufacturer Garrison Guitars, at this time it is unclear what Gibson's plans are for this brand. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 947 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 947 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the American musical instrument manufacturer. ... Steinberger refers to a series of distinctive electric guitars and bass guitars, designed and originally manufactured by Ned Steinberger. ... Heritage Guitars is a U.S. company that was founded by employees of the Gibson guitar factory. ... Alex Lifeson of Rush playing his Garrison GD25-12 guitar Garrison Guitars was founded by NFLD native Chris Griffiths. ...


Heritage Guitars

Another related company is Heritage Guitars—an independent guitar company founded by former Gibson employees after Gibson's relocation from Kalamazoo to Nashville. The company set up their factory in Gibson's former Kalamazoo premises, and manufactures handmade guitars that are very similar to the Gibson originals. Heritage Guitars is a U.S. company that was founded by employees of the Gibson guitar factory. ...


Authorized copies

On May 10, 1957 Gibson purchased the Epiphone guitar company which at the time was one of their main competitors. The original plan was to continue selling Epiphone's successful upright bass, but soon after Gibson realized they could satisfy requests from music stores by producing Epiphone branded guitars.[6] From the early 1970s the Epiphone brand name has been increasingly used by Gibson for lower priced guitars manufactured in countries other than the United States. Epiphone guitars have been made in the US, Japan, Korea and China. Orville by Gibson was another Gibson authorized brand of guitars that were made and sold in Japan. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... Orville by Gibson guitar headstock Orville by Gibson (also known simply as Orville) was the Japanese brand of the Gibson Guitar Corporation catering for the Japanese local market only during the late 1980s and most of the 1990s. ...


Unauthorized copies

On multiple occasions, Gibson has sought legal action against other guitar manufacturers who implement similar body styles in their designs. The first such action was against Ibanez, which had fabricated near-identical (in looks) copies of the Les Paul. This 1977 lawsuit was not over Ibanez's copy of the Les Paul's body shape, but instead for their use of Gibson's 'open book' headstock shape (even though Ibanez had redesigned their headstock to be a near-identical copy of a Guild headstock in 1976). More recently, Gibson sued PRS Guitars, forcing them to stop making their Singlecut model, which is much less similar to the Les Paul in appearance. The lawsuit against PRS was unsuccessful, however. In 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court decision and ordered the dismissal of Gibson's suit against PRS. The decision also immediately vacated the injunction prohibiting the sale and production of PRS’s Singlecut Guitar. Paul Reed Smith Guitars announced that it would immediately resume production of its Singlecut guitars. This article is about the guitar manufacturer. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Guild Guitar Company is a USA-based guitar manufacturer begun in 1952 by Alfred Dronge. ... PRS Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer, based in Stevensville, Maryland. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ...


Forgeries can generally be identified quite easily upon close inspection. The most prominent identifier pertaining to Chinese Gibson Les Paul forgeries is in the truss rod cover being affixed to the headstock of the forged guitar with three screws whereas an authentic Gibson guitar employs two.


Bluegrass

Gibson Showcase, Opry Mills Mall. Nashville, TN

Many of Gibson's bluegrass instruments (such as the banjo, mandolin and the dobro) are assembled at the "Gibson Showcase" at Opry Mills Mall in Nashville. The mini-factory is open to the public and also houses a store selling the full line of Gibson products and a small concert venue which doubles as a restaurant. Image File history File links Gibsonshowcase. ... Image File history File links Gibsonshowcase. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... This article is about the musical instrument. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... One of the entrances to Opry Mills Opry Mills is a shopping mall owned by the Mills Corporation. ...

Gibson serial numbers

In the 1970s, Gibson standardized the serial number system that is still in use today. The typically eight-digit serial numbers on Gibson guitars are stamped on the backside of the headstock. The first and the fifth number combined show the year that the instrument was made. The second, third, and fourth numbers show on which day of that year the instrument was made. The sixth number represents the location where the instrument was made, and the last two digits show the "production run" number.


For example, the serial number 90992487, shows that this guitar was made on the 99th day of 1992 in Nashville, TN, and that it was the 87th guitar they finished at that facility on that day. A '7' in the location spot means Memphis, while a '4' means Nashville. All electric and semi-electric guitars are built in Memphis and Nashville. Gibson also has an acoustic guitar facility in Bozeman, MT.


Instruments

Electric guitars

For an attempt at a complete list of Gibson electric guitars: Gibson Guitar Corporation product list

Gibson is especially well known for their electric guitars, especially the Les Paul, the SG, the Flying V, the Explorer the ES-175 and the ES-335, among many others. This is a list of Gibson brand of guitars manufactured by Gibson Guitar Corporation, alphabetically by category then alphabetically by product (lowest numbers first). ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ... The Gibson Flying V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958. ... The Gibson Explorer (now marketed as X-plorer and Explorer Pro), made its debut in 1958, then known as the Futura. ... The ES-175, next to the L5, is the most famous jazz guitar in history. ... The Gibson ES-335 was the worlds first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. ...

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Acoustic guitars

For an attempt at a complete list of Gibson acoustic guitars, see: Gibson Guitar Corporation product list

Gibson's acoustic guitars are widely celebrated and used by many professional rock and country musicians. This is a list of Gibson brand of guitars manufactured by Gibson Guitar Corporation, alphabetically by category then alphabetically by product (lowest numbers first). ...

Image File history File links 1960GibsonJ-200. ... The Gibson J series was a series of acoutic guitars manufactured by Gibson Guitar Corporation. ...

Bass guitars

For an attempt at a complete list of Gibson bass guitars, see: Gibson Guitar Corporation product list

Despite being such a revered six-string guitar manufacturer, Gibson has had much success from their line of bass models such the Thunderbird (based on the Firebird), the EB-3 (based on the SG), the Ripper, and the Grabber, both first manufactured in the 1970s. This is a list of Gibson brand of guitars manufactured by Gibson Guitar Corporation, alphabetically by category then alphabetically by product (lowest numbers first). ... Epiphone Thunderbird The Gibson Thunderbird is an electric bass guitar made by Gibson. ... The Gibson Firebird is a solid-body guitar marketed by Gibson in the late 60s. ... The Gibson SG is a popular model of solid-bodied electric guitar that was introduced in the early 1960s. ...

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (615x1620, 135 KB) Summary Gibson EB-3 bass guitar. ... Gibson EB-3 The Gibson EB-3 is an electric bass guitar model, produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. ...

Bluegrass instruments

For an attempt at a complete list of Gibson bluegrass instruments, see: Gibson Guitar Corporation product list

This is a list of Gibson brand of guitars manufactured by Gibson Guitar Corporation, alphabetically by category then alphabetically by product (lowest numbers first). ...

Artists who use Gibson instruments

Les Paul onstage with his highly customized Les Paul This is an alphabetized list of musicians who have made notable use of Gibson Guitar models in live performances or studio recordings. ...

See also

// Introduction The prewar Gibson Mastertone banjo is the most sought-after vintage instrument for bluegrass banjo players. ... Epiphone Emperor The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer. ... This article is about the American musical instrument manufacturer. ... Heritage Guitars is a U.S. company that was founded by employees of the Gibson guitar factory. ...

References

  1. ^ Hembry, Gil;Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era 1948-1966; GH Books; Austin, TX; 2007. p 306.
  2. ^ Electric Guitars, An Illustrated Encyclopedia. London, Backbeat Books, 2000.
  3. ^ Hembry, Gil;Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era 1948-1966; GH Books; Austin, TX; 2007. p 74-85.
  4. ^ Hembry, Gil;Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era 1948-1966; GH Books; Austin, TX; 2007. p 110.
  5. ^ Yuri Kageyama (The Associated Press). "World's first robot guitar takes care of the tuning", Seattle Times, December 3, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-12-04. 
  6. ^ Gibson Guitars 100 years of an American Icon, Walter Carter

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