This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.Between 1942-1945, Gibson employed women to manufacture guitars."Women produced nearly 25,000 guitars during World War II yet Gibson denied ever building instruments over this period," according to a 2013 history of the company.The 1954 Les Paul Custom also saw the introduction of Gibson's new bridge, the ABR-1.
He requested a black guitar as he wanted it to "look like a tuxedo".In 1986, the company was acquired by its present owners. In 1936 Gibson introduced their first "Electric Spanish" model, the ES-150 followed by other electric instruments like steel guitars, banjos and mandolins.Gibson is a privately held corporation owned by its chief executive officer Henry Juszkiewicz and its president David H. In addition to guitars, Gibson offers consumer electronics through its subsidiaries Gibson Innovations (Philips brand), TEAC Corporation (Teac and Esoteric brands), Onkyo Corporation (Onkyo and Pioneer brands), Cerwin Vega and Stanton, Orville Gibson began to sell his instruments in 1894 out of a one-room workshop in Kalamazoo Michigan. During World War II, instrument manufacturing at Gibson slowed due to shortages of wood and metal, and Gibson began manufacturing wood and metal parts for the military.Gibson, Fender Stratocaster, Gretsch, Les Paul, Martin, National, acoustic or electric, these fine art photographs of vintage guitars from the early 1920’s to 1980’s trigger past and present melodies in our heads.Played by famous musicians from T-Bone Walker to Elvis Presley to The Beatles to Eric Clapton, they are iconic musical instruments conveying a unique design worthy of an art piece for your home. We have recently (7 Aug) completed a "clean-out" of old listings in the Gearslutz Member Services directory.