Gibson Guitars

Gibson Guitars

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Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era is a long overdue book that covers the world's greatest period of guitar manufacturing. As CEO of Gibson Guitars from 1948 to 1966, Ted McCarty presided over the production of nearly one million instruments and amplifiers. 1950s Gibson Les Paul Standards, Flying Vs, Explorers, and ES-335s are considered to be some of the most valuable fretted instruments in the world. This book is Ted McCarty's first and only complete biography, and a book that gives us a glimpse into a golden era of his factory and his loyal employees who made some of the world's most desirable guitars. It features over 100 photographs, some from Ted's personal archives and never before published. qTed McCarty was the architect of a Golden period in Gibson's history. During his 18-year tenure, he helped to reestablish the company's historic leadership in the industry through a number of musical innovations that still resonate today.q Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry E. JuszkiewiczOne of the nice things in this industry, if you take a Mercedes Benz and a Corvette and you cross them you get a pretty good looking car. ... You dona#39;t see them drawing high money on the floor (of the Dallas Guitar Show). It just didna#39;t have the grace. There is only going to be in history one time when the solidbody electric guitar becomes commercially successful. ... because in 1985 Fender was getting ready to become non-existent, Gibson was getting ready to become non- existent, andanbsp;...

Title:Gibson Guitars
Author: Gil Hembree
Publisher:Gh Books - 2007

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