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Also a thin aluminum shield the size of the pickguard is installed underneath the pickguard.1961 Stratocaster : Peghead decal logo now has 2 patent numbers (2,573,254 & 2,741,146) 1962 Stratocaster : Peghead decal logo now has 3 patent numbers (2,960,900 added) Mid 1962 Stratocaster : Veneer Rosewood fingerboard.
Bottom of fingerboard (part glued to maple) is arched. This transitions in with the smaller side dots becoming pearl after the larger 1/4" top dots become pearl.
Thin "spaghetti" peghead decal logo, no patent numbers.Rest assured though, they will not be neglecting anytime soon the frail glowing bottles which has made then an industry standard for 50 years By the time Gibson began work on its first electric guitar, the company had a 40-year tradition of quality and innovation to uphold.The first Gibson electric had to be nothing less than the best electric guitar the world had ever seen.Late 1971 Stratocaster :3 bolt neck with micro-tilt replaces 4 bolt system. 1976 - 300 PS 1977 - Studio Bass 1978 - Super 6 reverb and Quad reverb disc. 1980 - Known only by their numbers, the 30, the 75 and the 140 (140 only lasts one year).Die-cast 1 piece chrome Mazac tremolo replaces 2 piece steel unit. 2nd string tree added on peghead to hold G and D strings. 1968 - Bronco, Bandmaster Reverb, Dual Showman reverb. 1969 - Super Bassman, Bassman 100, Bassman 135, Bantam Bass. 1972 - Bassman 10, Vibrosonic Reverb, Super 6 reverb, Quad reverb, Bantam Bass disc. Bandmaster Reverb, Dual Showman Reverb, Super Twin, Super Twin reverb, Studio Bass, all disc. 1982 - Champ II, Super Champ, Concert, Bassman 20, RGP-1, RPW-1.
Sixty years later, the Gibson ES-150 is still known as the Charlie Christian model, and some jazz players consider the ES-150's "Charlie Christian" pickup to be the best jazz pickup ever made.