The Gibson “Banner” guitars

This is a fantastisc project. During WWII the production at the Gibson factory was taken over by women. imageThey made a series of instruments that would become known as the “banner” guitars. Regarded as some of the finest guitars Gibson ever produced.

When the men came back from the war, they were rehired and the women got fired. Later their history would almost be erased by the company. Until in 2013 writer John Thomas told their story in his book “Kalamazoo Gals“.

Gibson workers during the war

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1 Response to The Gibson “Banner” guitars

  1. rawlingsrod says:

    Thank you for this Jan. It’s a part of American history I was unfamiliar, but thanks to you and John Thomas, it will not be forgotten.


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