They Made Kalamazoo Gibson Guitars
Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:03 PM
Please post more (links, too) if there are any around.
Thank you, no, I am not a Fan: I am a Player/User, and I expect to be treated respectfully like a repeat customer.
Seeking owner(s) of Natural Bird's Eye Maple Les Paul. I wish to use a photo for non-commercial purposes on my webpage background. Please PM me if you own such an axe.
Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:00 PM
There are still previous employees living in Kalamazoo. I've had the privilege of talking to a few of them.
If anyone wants to know about what it was like to work at Gibson in the classic years, I highly suggest you read the book:
"Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era: 1948-1966" by Gil Hembre.
And if you can find it: "The Gibson Story" by Julius Bellson.
Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:56 PM
Another thing I noticed... a feeling from the old timers, that if work needed to get done, you did it. Reminded me of supposedly being a newspaper wire editor and if the teletype went down ... well, somebody hadda fix it and on a Sunday, I may as well do it myself.
Another one... cruddy amp sounds. Eight-inch radio speakers overdriven. <grin> The kinda music my Dad said the "hillbillies" sang in WWII Army camps... He never entirely understood, I don't think, why I liked frailing Jesse James on a banjo or flatpicking it on a flattop.
Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:43 PM
1966 335 Gibson
1994 Les Paul Studio
1995 Nighthawk standard, 3 pickup with Floyd Rose
2005 Gibson Custom Koa 12 String
2005 Epiphone Masterbuilt Acoustic
1974 Guild Starfire VI
1991 Fender Stratocaster
2004 Fender Telecaster
2005 Fender SRV Stratocaster
2006 Gretsch White Falcon
2006 Gretsch Nashville doubleneck
2007 Gretsch Chet Atkins
1998 Tacoma JKC-50
2003 Musicman 5 string Stingray