An Instrument Of The People

All I could think about while watching this was how much these guitars must be worth now.

In the fall of 2020, Gibson unearthed an unmarked reel while digging through vault archives. Intrigued by the discovery, Gibson TV producers took that reel and had it digitally remastered. The footage you are about to see was shot at Gibson’s Factory in 1967. It has never been seen until now.

2 Replies to “An Instrument Of The People”

  1. Very cool. I found myself hoping that one of the SG’s or ES-335’s didn’t end up in the hands of Pete Townsend. Also, I wonder how many of the manual tasks are now automated.

    No doubt automation helps keep things up to standard at a lower cost, but chance can sometimes be a good thing. Random 50’s-60’s Fender Teles and Strats were prized by guitarists for their hot pickups. Allegedly those resulted from occasional over-winding by women who’d get distracted talking while winding.

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