5 must-reads about Gibson guitars

Knowledge is power. This old saying also applies to the vintage guitar market. Therefore I’ve made a list of books about vintage Gibson acoustics and electrics. A must read for all you vintage guitar freaks!

We at The Guitar Company just love books about vintage guitars!

1. Gibson Electrics by A.R. Duchossoir
I highly recommend this book to all guitar enthousiasts. It is full of details and specifications from the very beginning of Gibson up to 1961. It’s the holy grail when it comes to Gibson Electrics from the golden era.

2. Gibson’s Fabulous Flat-Top guitars by David Vinopal, Eldon Whitford and Dan Erlewine
Learn all about the innovative designs, quality craftsmanship and superior sound! This book has more than 200 photos and detailed text about the development and evolution of Gibson’s fabulous flat-tops. Everything you want to know about the rich Gibson flat-top history!

3. Gibson Electric Steel Guitars by A.R. Duchossoir
A good friend of mine told me about this book. This book recounts the “short” history of the Gibson Electric Steel guitars produced between 1935 and 1967. A must for every Gibson enthousiast and for anyone interested in the looks or sounds of electric steels!

4. Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty’s Golden Era 1948-1966 by Gil Hembree
This is Ted McCarthy’s first and only complete biography. As you all know TED McCarty was CEO of Gibson during 1948 and 1966. The greatest period of guitar manufacturing. He is responsible for the production of over 1 million instruments and amplifiers. This book offers a glimpse into the golden era of the Gibson factory.

5. Kalamazoo Gals by John Thomas
The so-called Banner Era Gibsons made in Kalamazoo around WWII are among the greatest flat-top acoustic guitars ever made. Learn all about the famed wartime guitars and the women who built them.