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Gibson Guitars: 100 Years of an American Icon

Carter, Walter

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ISBN 10: 1575440148 / ISBN 13: 9781575440149
Published by Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.: General Pub Group, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Gibson Guitars: 100 Years of an American Icon

Publisher: Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.: General Pub Group

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Since 1894, the Gibson name has been a driving force in the guitar industry, producing instruments renowned throughout the world. Seventy essays explore this phenomenon from background history on Orville Gibson and the birth of the music industry, through the creation of Gibson's early mandolins, to the company's present-day strength as one of the leading (if not the leading) manufacturer of guitars. Includes a look at the evolution of popular music from ragtime to rock & roll. Contains some 600 rare photographs, plans, and nostalgia from private collections and the Gibson archives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


This splendid book chronicles 100 years of the companies that building Gibson guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Beautifully illustrated with countless pictures of guitars and the musicians who made them famous, this coffee-table edition is written by some of today's most prominent music writers, including the editor, Walter Carter, an expert on guitars; Roger H. Siminoff, author of technical guides for guitar, mandolin, and banjo construction; and country music author Michael McCall. Check out our in-depth description of this book.

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