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Old 11-22-2017, 05:48 AM
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One thing I've thought about since I got this instrument is who would have built it. Don't know how many employees Gibson had in 1919 but it occurred to me they could have included...

WWI veterans
People who personally remembered the completion of the transcontinental railroad
People who personally remembered, or may have participated in, the conflicts with the great western tribes.
People who personally remembered, or possibly participated, in the American Civil War.
People who only recently saw an airplane for the first time.

Strikes me that many of the tunes I play on it today would have been quite popular with the people who made it and that the very first owner may have played some of the same tunes when they first tried it out in the store.

Wish we had a way of doing "instrument DNA" that would detail who owned it over the years and what they did with it.
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