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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by OBX351, Jul 23, 2012.
Many thanks for this thread Ted
This should be a top sticky.
That was cool. thanks for posting.
This kind of stuff is why we are all here.
Effin' beautiful man! Great post!
Old thread but still a great thread.
So many I know seem to think Gibson is completely automated just because they use CNC.
I love all the hands on work. At times it might not be as perfect as machine done but for me personally it's the human touch that makes these guitars really great and really special.
It's really impressive operation today. There are old photos of the Gibson Factory in the 50s and early 60s posted somewhere here on the site. Fewer people, fewer guitars back in the hayday. It's cool to compare the two.
I've always wondered why they put so much effort in the guitar itself and use penny chiclet caps (about the 17th row of pics). Maybe that was left over from the Norlin era. Oh well, easy fix.
I have been to the Kalamazoo plant....Very cool !!
Brilliant stuff. Thanks for posting!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkPJ579M_gU]Gibson Custom Shop presents Vintage Original Spec[/ame]
VERY COOL!!!! Thanks for posting the video!!
Well my pleasure. And -bump- to a great thread
Great to read the original post, and watch the vid, to see where my '57 VOS Junior came from:
But they screwed up on one thing, I believe. Being a left-handed guitar, they put the dot markers on the left-hand side of the fretboard, with none on the other side! Now when I got my 1970 SG Standard, it had position markers on both sides (i.e. they took a right-handed prepared neck for my lefty and put position markers on the other side as well).
I think that would have been the case in 1957 - that they would have simply taken a RH neck with RH position markers on. They have the Les Paul logo the wrong way around on mine, as you can see from the photo (which I believe would have been correct). However, I've never seen a '57 lefty LP Junior to compare mine with...
FWIW, I read in another thread(somewhere) that this is normal for these, as it is historically correct. Not sure which thread.
loved reading this
LOL.. Freakin right!!
A bit like a wet fart. Lol
Very interesting thread.