1907 Gibson O Guitar #7134
1907 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1907 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Guitar, Style O
Factory order number unknown
Made just one year before a major re-design of the Style O guitar, this instrument features a broad body and wide, oval soundhole. The unwieldy size and shape of this instrument, which was very large for the period, combined with the introduction of instruments with the upper rib at the 14th fret, rather than the 12th, meant that instruments such as NMM 10075 were soon replaced by Gibson’s Style O Artist and the newly-developed dreadnaughts. Nevertheless, the sleek black finish, the carved, arched top, and oval soundhole are signature early Gibson features.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Tooled leather case
- Case in very nice condition
- Superb condition
- Black finish
- Silkscreen peghead logo
From National Music Museum.
The National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota has a magnificent collection of musical instruments, including may fine mandolins and guitars from the early part of the 20th century. All images used from the National Music Museum are used with permission, and cannot be copied elsewhere without their written permission
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