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Posted 1 month ago

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Signaholic
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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.

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  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Goodness, thank you fort, usedcarlady, Designer and shughs!
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Thank you sugargirl, AntiqueToys, crswerner, Beachbum, snowman, aura, Neighborguysfan, MacDaddyRico, chrissylovescats, Michael, artfoot, blunderbuss, antiquerose, vetraio and Ed!! Much appreciated.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Gotta love a Gibson !
  4. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Thank you sanhardin and Mani! Yes and I have 4 older Gibsons right now. Probably gonna sell one or two and keep the other two.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    I had a Gibson Hummingbird 1972 that I sold years ago and regret it now.
  6. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Cool,I had a 65' at one time and wish I hadn't sold it either.
  7. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 month ago
    Awesome Gibson Perry, I'd love to own one , especially one signed by you!!
    I'm moving along some things myself lately but always room for a classic guitar.
    Let me know if ones still available as a trip to Nashville is on my bucket list for my soon upcoming retirement!!
    Cheers buddy!!
  8. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Well, we can talk about that, Bernie, because I have two now. One of them has to go! Now it's got a BIG neck on it.
  9. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Thank you Bernie!
  10. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Thank you shareurpassion!
  11. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 month ago
    Thank you Dave and CatskillVintageshop!
  12. Signaholic Signaholic, 28 days ago
    Thank you MacDaddyRico!
  13. Signaholic Signaholic, 28 days ago
    Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1!
  14. Signaholic Signaholic, 25 days ago
    Thank you Designer, MountainGirl, Chevelleman and MooreAntique!
  15. Signaholic Signaholic, 25 days ago
    Thank you vintagegirl and leighannrn!
  16. Signaholic Signaholic, 24 days ago
    Thank you Neighborguysfan and Beachbum!
  17. Signaholic Signaholic, 24 days ago
    Found out today after re-reading John Thomas' book, Kalamazoo Gals, that in 1943 only 287 of these LG2s were built. Not many have survived but even less when you consider this all mahogany version. Also in 1943, they stopped putting truss rods in their guitars, which is where that little black, plastic plate is, up on the headstock, next to the nut. Mine has one, so possibly even more rare. Anyway, according to Gruhn, these guitars are very hard to find these days, with all the appointments mine has. Gruhn lists it's value at 5K.
  18. Signaholic Signaholic, 24 days ago
    Thank you buckethead!
  19. Signaholic Signaholic, 24 days ago
    Thank you mtg!
  20. Signaholic Signaholic, 23 days ago
    Thank you egreeley!
  21. Signaholic Signaholic, 18 days ago
    Hey, thank ya Trey!
  22. Signaholic Signaholic, 17 days ago
    Thank you Longings!
  23. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 15 days ago
    Ho lee dude you got the right gear. I'd love be able to strum a lil Led Zep on one of these.
  24. Signaholic Signaholic, 14 days ago
    Thank you MacDaddyRico and Collectomaniac!
    Yeah, I got lucky with these two for sure.
  25. Signaholic Signaholic, 12 days ago
    Thank you SEAN!

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