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A Look at Gibson’s First Jumbo Flat Top

The Jumbo was Gibson's first 'Dreadnought' 14 fret flat top model. It was introduced in 1934, sold poorly, and was replaced by the J-35 in 1936; with a small number of transitional variants in between. With an incredibly clean 1935 Gibson Jumbo and a 1938 Gibson J-35 on hand, Mark discusses the Jumbo model in detail and compares it to the later J-35. Enjoy!

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Glueing braces in hard-to-clamp places

When gluing a loose brace you get one chance to fix it properly. Here, Mark talks about how he handles braces that fall under the bridge wing.

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Comparing Kel Kroydon and Gibson Guitars from 1930

Join Mark - AKA 'The Gibson Guy' - as he tours us through the differences and similarities between two Gibson L-size acoustic guitars.
The guitars in the video are a 1930 Gibson L-1 and a 1930 Gibson-made Kel Kroydon KK1 that was branded 'Bauer'.

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