The Gibson L-7 was the most popular 17’ guitar produced by the company and was partly designed to meet the increasing volume demands of players in the Big Band era of the 1930’s. Gibson also increased the body size of their professional guitars in 1934 from 16” to 17” in the lower bout. Of equal […]

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the great guitarist Johnny Smith the other day and he will be greatly missed by the worldwide guitar community. Smith was a highly diverse musician and was equally at home playing jazz as he was sight-reading complex scores with the New York Philharmonic. His unique guitar […]

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