Dating gibson mandolins

Rated 3.96/5 based on 712 customer reviews

Like Martin, (who at one stage Gibson considered buying from and rebranding - but never did), Gibson produced different levels of decoration.

Usually there were 3 levels for Ukuleles but this was all much less rigid that Martins with, in some catalogues, the better one just being called "Deluxe".

(The exception to the current lack of production, is Gibson currently own the Epiphone brand and they currently do produce a couple of Ukuleles.I have also read but not seen that some cutaway tenors were produced in the 60’s.In 1966 with a change in general manager and business looking bad it was decided to phase out Ukulele production with the last standard production ones being made in 1967.And while on the topic of famous historic names Gibson currently own, there is also Dobro (now used by Epiphone) and Slingerland, (still owned but not currently used), but as they are not being used for any Ukulele branding currently, though they were before Gibson took them over, both of these get their own entries too.Kramer and Steinberg are two other well known Guitar brands that Gibson own but neither of these have produced any Ukuleles.

Leave a Reply