All models made during WW2. Low-end models: The post-war logo has the "G" and the "N" with a tail that drops below the other letters. Gold logo:
Gibson L Series
A first-year issue L-C, with simply breathtaking looks, astounding tone, and perfect playability. Pearloid, and all celluloid products, were still quite new and exciting at that time, and Gibson designed the Century models to showcase their use of the plastic. The fingerboard, headstock, bindings, tuner buttons, pickguard, and bridgepins are all made of Celluloid of one pattern or another. So, to love this guitar, you need to love Celluloid first Apart from the obvious, the guitar features back and sides of figured maple and a spruce top. The lacquer finish is exquisitely sunbursted on all sides, and has developed a uniform and gracefully crazed patina. It's truly among the most attractive Gibson sunbursts we've ever cast our gaze on; and the dark edges of the finish are just so perfectly contrasted to the aged white of the celluloid bindings and pearloid fingerboard.
1937 Gibson L-Century
Collectibility Rating: L-C models: B, H-G models: Many believe this model is more "show than go", as they usually do not sound very good too much plastic limiting the sound of the wood. But a very pretty model.
The ES was introduced in Gibson hired Ted McCarty in , who became President in He led an expansion of the guitar line with new guitars such as the "Les Paul" guitar introduced in , endorsed by Les Paul , a popular musician in the s.