Dating gibson eh 150
At the time, I understood the ES125 was vintage, but had no idea that it was just a regular Gibson student model. Rich, ESP, Jackson, Dean, and Ibanez which were played by my favorite bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and Testament.It had the basic Kluson strip tuners and P-90 pickup. The reason I had purchased it in the first place was that I was trying to learn a new genre of music - Growing up as a teenager in the '80's I gravitated to hard rock and heavy metal. These guitars play fast and loud which is great, but when trying to learn chord shapes and progressions, I wanted something more boxy, something with a little more history. After attending several guitar shows and being exposed to all makes, models, eras and brands, I found that I was most interested in Gibson.view more » ,000 Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1961 Gibson 3/4 scale Les Paul Junior in its original faded Cherry finish. It's all original and 100% complete along with its original soft case.
In the 1880's, Oriville Gibson focused on perfecting his mandolins by carving solid chunks of tone wood into arched tops, backs and sides. The prewar era is what I am most interested in namely because Gibson only designed 7 styles of short-lived electric guitars up until about 1943 (check out Gibson Prewar Electric Guitars).If wartime was not enough, in May 1944 Gibson was acquired by Chicago Musical Instrument Co., changing the name to Gibson Co.By 1945, Gibson models started to be produced again and within the next couple of years, postwar Gibson instruments would have dramatic changes in models, electrictronics and even headstock logos.1920's, when Gibson's Lloyd Loar designed the first f-hole guitar, his Master Model L5.
This invention had a major impact in the look and sound of guitar/mandolin manufacture because up until this time, the tops of guitars had only a large sound-hole.The first Gibson I ever bought was a 1952 ES125 (the first guitar I ever owned was an Antares acoustic.