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Gibson Electric Steel Guitars : 1935-1967 : A Short Story 1935-1967 - A. R. Duchossoir

Gibson Electric Steel Guitars : 1935-1967

A Short Story 1935-1967

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Published: 10th June 2009
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This book recounts the story of all the electric steel guitars - or electric 'Hawaiian' guitars, as they were called during most of their tenure - that were built by Gibson between 1935 and 1967. Hawaiian guitars were the most popular form of electric guitars until the 1950s, and they contributed to some crucial developments in pick-ups and amplification in addition to lending their voice to the earliest solid body electrics.

Esthetically, the early postwar instruments are also amongst the coolest designs ever produced by Gibson. The following are the highlights of this title: over 450 illustrations, including a wealth of colour pictures, catalogue reproductions, and patent drawings; a comprehensive section on dating instruments; as well as detailed shipping totals for the 1935-1967 period.

Foreword & Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Origins of the Gibson Company
Chapter 1: Gibson & The Hawaiian Guitar (1926-1934)
Chapter 2: Gibson's First Modern Electric Guitar (1935-1936)
Chapter 3: Only a Gibson Steel is Good Enough! (1937-1939)
Chapter 4: The Final Salvo of Pre-War Models (1940-1943)
Chapter 5: The Dawning of a New Era (1944-1947)
Chatper 6: A Fresh Impulse into the Fifties (1948-1954)
Chapter 7: Innovations on All Fronts (1955-1957)
Chapter 8: A Long Final Slide (1958-1967)
Epilogue
Appendix One: Dating Gibson Electric Steel Guitars
Appendix Two: Factory Shipping Totals
Index
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ISBN: 9781423457022
ISBN-10: 1423457021
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 10th June 2009
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.043