Tag: gibson guitars

Paul alcantara

Plastic rot on vintage instruments

Nitro Nightmare One of the first thermoplastics, Celluloid – a material produced by combining nitrocellulose with camphor and added…

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Lynn wheelwright

Gibson L-5 top thickness

“The 1941 L-5 guitar pictured below (Serial Number 97291) was purchased at the Southern California…

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Paul alcantara

How to spot fake vintage guitars

How many fakes are out there? British artist John Myatt created around 200 forged paintings…

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Paul Hostetter

Paul Hostetter Obituary

A few words to remember our friend Paul Hostetter, who died of cancer, on February 13th,…

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Paul alcantara

Tops: thick or thin?

For a time in the 1930s, both the Gibson Super 400 and the L-5 models…

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