Orville Gibson's Last Mandolin
by George Gruhn
This instrument is the most elaborately ornamented scroll model
mandolin made by Orville Gibson that we have ever encountered.
The hand-written label reads "Made by O.H. Gibson 1906 Kalamazoo
Mich." The 1906 date, which also appears on a peghead inlay and
on the tailpiece, is of interest since this date is well after
the incorporation of the Gibson Company in October 1902...
A Loar Diary
I recently had the fabulous experience of borrowing The Schultz Loar for four months, culminating in a recording session in Nashville. I've chronicled my experiences with this wonderful instrument in my Loar Diary.