One of the most popular and beloved guitars ever made is the Gibson guitar. All started way back when a man by the name of Orville Gibson began making mandolins in his small workshop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Some years later, in 1902, Orville Gibson started the mandolin, guitar Manufacturing Company.
Gibson mandolins sold primarily at 20 years old when the guitar started gaining popularity. During the initial stages of the production came Gibson Guitar with arch top guitar designs and neck truss rod construction.
In 1936, Gibson introduced the ES-150 and ended up creating a sound that never has heard before. The ES-150 (the ES stands for Electric Spanish) presented a magnetic pickups and F-hole design of the upper arch. A guitarist by the name of Charlie Christian loved the sound of this guitar and said that the use regularly. He was so well known for using this model that the guitar is still known as the model Charlie Christian to this day.
In the 40s, Gibson left with a couple of new concepts to influence the way the guitars are being made. They introduced the first three pickup guitar and also introduced more pointed.
The 50 was a great moment for Gibson, but also because that was when a man named Les Paul was involved with the company. Due to the popularity Fender, Gibson decided to start producing solid-body guitars and Les Paul was working in the concept of a solid body of the 1930s. That Les Paul was hired to make a contribution and supports these new types of guitars. In 1952, the first Les Paul was introduced and most famous Gibson guitar was born.
Logo different Les Paul models were created, including the Custom, Standard, Special and Junior. In 1954, top bridge had models Tune-o-matic in them, and in 1957 the famous Gibson humbucker was introduced to programming. Also at 50, the unusual design of the Explorer Gibson Flying V made its debut.
One of the major competitors in Around this time Gibson was Epiphone. He fell on hard times, Epiphone and Gibson just bought a only plan to keep selling its successful line of the feet. Soon after the purchase, however, Gibson found that he could use the name Epiphone to meet demand of the traders who wanted to sell Gibson products. Most versions today Epiphone guitars are cheaper models of Gibson guitars.
In 1961, Gibson changed the design of a design model with double cut Les Paul. Les Paul liked the way the new design looked so Gibson said he would not his name. Gibson then changed its name to the new model double cutaway Gibson SG.
Gibson decided to open a factory in particular for the production Les Paul guitar in 1974. This new home for Gibson was named "Gibson USA" and is in Nashville, Tennessee.
Things were not so bright for the company in the late '80s and Gibson finished in deep financial crisis. In 1986, the company was sold to the trio of David Berryman, Henry Juszkiewicz and Gary Zebrowski. This change in ownership has had a major impact on the company and quickly restored Gibson's reputation and profitability.
The company Gibson's guitar is still as popular as ever today, with professional musicians and fans around the world. The Les Paul is my personal favorite, with its beautiful design and sound attractive. Gibson just came out with the Slash signature model to go with the subscription models for others, like Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols La Vie) Alex Lifeson (Rush), Johnny Winter and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). This is a long line of artists, but it is only a small fraction by renowned guitarists acquiring a Gibson guitar. Some of the other guitarists who are the rock with Gibson Angus Young (AC / DC), Chuck Berry, Peter Frampton, Ace Frehley (Kiss) George Harrison Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), BB King, Robby Krieger (The Doors), John Lennon, Bob Marley, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) Pete Townshend (The Who), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne), Frank Zappa and many many more!
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