Posted 1 month ago
Picked this up last week. These guitars were mostly built by women during the war years, 1942 thru 1945. There's some mystery at Gibson concerning these guitars. For years during and after the war, Gibson claimed no guitars were built during the war. They were supposed to be building things for the war effort only. Well after my good friend John Thomas came out with the book, Kalamazoo Gals, all of that mis information was put to rest. Here are the two of them side by side. Notice the spruce top, on the left, is a bit lighter in color on the top than the all mahogany, on the right. Also the neck on the all mahogany 1943 LG2 on the right is considerably thicker, not in width but depth.