The Complete Guide to the Gibson Mandolins, Mandolas, Mando-Cellos and Mando-Basses

by Paul Fox; foreword by Walter Carter
$45
sku: 49-202348
A definitive source of information about the company that defined the modern mandolin. From the very beginning when Orville H. Gibson built the first carved-top instruments in the 19th Century to the instruments still being made by Gibson today, this book is a complete guide to the vast array of instruments the company produced in the mandolin family, including historical documentation, images, illustrations, detailed descriptions, photos and rare examples of existing instruments from sources around the world. In addition to all the information on these incredible instruments, this book also reveals some of the secrets behind many of the proprietary construction techniques used by Gibson throughout the decades. Many years of research have culminated in instrument histories that are well-documented, comprehensive and complete. Includes a 64 page color section. 248 pp.   More Details...

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Contents:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Chapter1: A Brief story of the Mandolin
  • Chapter 2: Orville H. Gibson - From the Beginning
  • Chapter 3: Orville H. Gibson - Musical Instrument Manufacturer
  • Chapter 4: Orville H. Gibson - The Final Curtain
  • Chapter 5: Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd. - The Early Years - 1902-1909
  • Chapter 6: Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd. - The Early Years - Part 2
  • Chapter 7: Sales and Advertising - 1903-1909
  • Chapter 8: Gibson Instruments - 1903-1909
  • Chapter 9: Gibson Parts & Accessories - 1903-1909
  • Chapter10: Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co. - 1910-1919
  • Chapter 11: Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co. - 1910-1919 - Part 2
  • Chapter12: Gibson Instruments - 1910-1919
  • Chapter 13: Gibson Parts & Accessories - 1910-1919
  • Chapter14: Gibson Publishing - 1910-1919
  • Chapter 15: The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co. - 1920-1923
  • Chapter16: Gibson, Inc. - 1920-1929
  • Chapter 17: Gibson Instruments - 1924-1929
  • Chapter 18: Gibson Parts & Accessories - 1920-1929
  • Chapter19: Gibson Publishing - 1920-1929
  • Chapter 20: Gibson, Inc. - 1930-1939
  • Chapter 21: Gibson Instruments - 1930-1939
  • Chapter 22: Gibson Parts & Accessories - 1930-1939
  • Chapter 23: Gibson Publishing - 1930-1939
  • Chapter 24: Gibson, Inc. - 1940-1949
  • Chapter 25: Gibson Instruments - 1940-1949
  • Chapter 26: Gibson Publishing and Advertising -1940-1949
  • Chapter 27: Gibson, Inc. - 1950-1959
  • Chapter 28: Gibson Instruments - 1950-1959
  • Chapter 29: Gibson, Inc. - 1960-1969
  • Chapter 30: Gibson Instruments - 1960-1969
  • Chapter 31: Gibson, Inc. - 1970-1986 - The Norlin Era
  • Chapter 32: Gibson Instruments - 1970-1986
  • Chapter 33: Gibson Guitar Corporation - 1986-Present
  • Chapter 34: Gibson Instruments - 1986-Present
  • Chpater 35: Gibson Instrument Shipping Totals -1935-1979
  • Glossary
  • Gibson Customs and Prototypes
  • Gallery of Gibson Instruments
  • Index