Last Update: 2/26/06

1979 John Gilbert Guitar

This guitar features a 5 fan symmetrical bracing pattern.

Signature Gilbert rosette.

Close up.

Evolution of the GIlbert bridge. Pre saddle pin era.

Notice the area between the tie block and saddle. It goes all the way through the bridge.

Label. #39, 1979

Unique method of joining the back purfling and binding. Same thing was done for the top binding and purfling.

Back brace.

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