Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars

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(Book). Finally back in print! The must-have book on Gibson's killer acoustic guitars, now updated. From the 1920s to the present, Gibson and its flat-tops have been synonymous with American music. Whether the music you listen to is from the North or the South, the country or the city, it is likely that a Gibson guitar was involved in creating it. Through more than 200 photos and detailed text, this book chronicles the development and evolution of Gibson's fabulous flat-tops, showing why these guitars have been the choice of so many great

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Overview

(Book). Finally back in print! The must-have book on Gibson's killer acoustic guitars, now updated. From the 1920s to the present, Gibson and its flat-tops have been synonymous with American music. Whether the music you listen to is from the North or the South, the country or the city, it is likely that a Gibson guitar was involved in creating it. Through more than 200 photos and detailed text, this book chronicles the development and evolution of Gibson's fabulous flat-tops, showing why these guitars have been the choice of so many great musicians, professional and amateur alike, over the last 70 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879309626
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 524,619
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Gibson and Its Flat-Tops 1

Ch. 2 The L-Series Small-Body Guitars 25

Ch. 3 The Round-Shoulder Jumbos 38

Ch. 4 The Hawaiian Guitars 68

Ch. 5 The Narrow-Waist Jumbos 75

Ch. 6 LG Series 95

Ch. 7 Flat-Tops With Pickups 106

Ch. 8 The Square-Shoulder Jumbos 111

Ch. 9 12-Strings 131

Ch. 10 Special Body Styles 137

Ch. 11 Montana-Built Flat-Tops 143

Ch. 12 Repairing Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Tops 190

Ch. 13 Serial Numbers 196

Index 218

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    If you ever wondered where your Gibson acoustic "axe" came from...

    This is a great companion to your Gibson acoustic, that is if you are as interested as I am in the history of all things I am addicted to. And I am addicted to my Southern Jumbo. The book gets a little too technically repetitive in descriptions of every model, but then you do get what you pay for information-wise. I would have enjoyed a bit more "human interest" colour, which was generally only referenced in passing quotations accompanying photos. I enjoy reading about artists and their love of a specific guitar, because let's face it, a musical instrument should speak to you and become part of your soul. That is the area where the book was a little light. But as a reference guide it is very complete and concise, includes an accurate serial number/date of manufacture guide, has fabulous photos of almost every model, and is a great addition to my musical publications bookshelf.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

    An excellent addition to any Gibson fan's library. Lavish illustrations coupled with interesting information make this a 'must have' for any Gibson family.

    An illuminating volume with some wonderful photos illustrating the variety of Gibson flat-tops. The book in no way purports to be the 'complete' history of Gibson flat-tops but it serves to put many pieces of the Gibson jigsaw firmly in place.

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