(Book). Since the inception of the first qelectricalq guitars in the 1920s, no other manufacturer has produced a greater variety of professional quality models than Gibson. This book presents a documented account of the instruments released during a highly creative period from the 1930s up to the mid-60s, which saw the coming of age of the electric guitar. It describes all the models that have made history and contributed to establishing the reputation of Gibson. This edition features over 500 illustrations, including 100 in color, and previously unpublished material.The instrument incorporated what is commonly referred to as the a#39;bar pickupa#39;, a practical moniker (later officialised by the ... On the earliest pickups, the coil is wound with 4, 000 turns of #38 wire which account for a DC resistance of about 4, 000 ... The first units had magnets made of nickel and steel, but by late 1937 Gibson changed to cobalt and steel with initially a 17% and then a 36% cobalt content.
|Author||:||A. R. Duchossoir|
|Publisher||:||Hal Leonard Corporation - 1998|