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Vintage Guitar advertising director James Jiskra uses his ’62 Gibson ES-125 running through a Vox MV50 for a bit of jazzy blues.
Find the value of his Gibson in The Official VG Price Guide 2018!
1890s (1902)-present. Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan by Orville Gibson, a musician and luthier who developed instruments with tops, sides and backs carved out of solid pieces of wood. Early instruments included mandolins, archtop guitars and harp guitars. By 1896 Gibson had opened a shop. In 1902 Gibson was bought out by a group of investors who incorporated the business as Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, Limited. The company was purchased by... Turn to page 133 of your print edition to read Gibson’s full history and pricing info. Learn more about The Guide.
Vintage Guitar contributor Bob Tekippe on his ’35 National Duolian.
Find the value of his Duolian in The Official VG Price Guide 2018!
Circa 1927-present. Founded in Los Angeles, California as the National String Instrument Corporation by John Dopyera, George Beauchamp, Ted Kleinmeyer and Paul Barth. In ’29 Dopyera left to start the Dobro Manufacturing Company with Rudy and Ed Dopyera and Vic Smith. The Dobro company competed with National until... Turn to page 295 of your print edition to read National’s full history and pricing info. Learn more about The Guide.