Dating gibson vintage guitars

Between 1942-1945, Gibson employed women to manufacture guitars.

Along with Fender's Telecaster and Stratocaster, it was one of the first mass-produced electric solid-body guitars.The newly acquired Les Paul at Carter bears the other serial number from the shipment, 8 3087. The father of the current owner bought the cherry burst in 1958 as a Christmas present for his son.The guitar arrived at Carter’s with impressive evidence of the instrument’s provenance.In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by Ted Mc Carty and Les Paul.Gibson was owned by the Norlin corporation from 1969 to 1986. Initially, the company produced only Orville Gibson's original designs.

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