Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's 'Banner' Guitars of WWII

Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's 'Banner' Guitars of WWII

American History PressKalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's 'Banner' Guitars of WWII9780983082781

In Kalamazoo Gals, author John Thomas illuminates the elusive history of a legendary group of WW II era Gibson guitars know in the trade as “Banners” because of the decal affixed to their headstocks. Now recognized, nearly three quarters of a century after their manufacture, as among the finest acoustic guitars ever produced, over 9000 Banners were built during a period when, according to “official” accounts, no Gibson instruments were produced because the company had shifted to churning out war goods. Even more remarkable, much of the work that went into Banners was performed by a group of young Michigan women with no prior training in musical instrument construction!

Paperback, measures 6x9 inches. 249 pages. Published by American History Press, ISBN 9780983082781.