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Guitar of the Month: 1966 Gibson Firebird V-12


An Extremely Rare Vintage Electric 12-String
1966 was a curious and bizarre year for the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Ted McCarty retired as the company’s president, the Les Paul as we know it disappeared from Gibson’s catalog, and the company introduced the first Firebird V-12—an electric guitar 12-string with the hip Firebird V body shape and appointments.

 

The V-12 guitar featured a solid body, dual humbuckers, individual volume and… Read More

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A Fond Look at The 1966 Gibson Catalogue


1966 was as special a year in American history as it was for Gibson guitars. It’s the birth year of a wide range of celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Rob Zombie and John Cusack, The Sound of Music won an Oscar for best picture and classic rock ‘n’ roll was really starting to evolve and take shape—Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, the Rolling StonesAftermath and the Read More

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