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Articles about Orville H Gibson

Gibson - Part 7: Gibson 'Artist' Hollowbodies and Semi-solids

Gibson - Part 7: Gibson 'Artist' Hollowbodies and Semi-solids

The approach to Billy Byrd and Hank Garland that led to the creation of Gibson's 'Byrdland' archtop was not an isolated occurrence.

Gibson - Part 2: 1930s Archtops; Gibson's early flat tops

Gibson - Part 2: 1930s Archtops; Gibson's early flat tops

Gibson continued to refine and develop its archtop acoustics throughout the 1930s.

Gibson - Part 9: Gibson Electrics: 1970s Onwards

Gibson - Part 9: Gibson Electrics: 1970s Onwards

The Firebirds were the last major Gibson electrics introduced by Ted McCarty, who left the company in 1966 after 16 years as its President

Gibson - Part 4: From Les Paul to SG

Gibson - Part 4: From Les Paul to SG

In the late 1950s, Gibson decided to make fundamental alterations to its Les Paul guitars.

Gibson - Part 6: Gibson 'Thinlines' and Semi-solids

Gibson - Part 6: Gibson 'Thinlines' and Semi-solids

Traditional-style electric archtops had deep bodies: Gibson's Super 400 CES and L-5 CES both measured a generous 3 3/8 inches (8.6cm) from top to back

Gibson - Part 1: Early Years; Gibson's First Acoustics

Gibson - Part 1: Early Years; Gibson's First Acoustics

Orville H. Gibson (1856-1918) was born of an American mother and an English father near Chateaugay, close to the Canadian border in northern New York state

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