Go, Gibson guitar gals!
March 17, 2013 1:45 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (15 comments total)
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As American men went off to war during World War II, women stepped in to fill the jobs they left behind, keeping the factories and shipyards running, and the economy humming.
While most were praised for their patriotism, one unheralded group of women worked in the shadows
building Gibson guitars. The maker of the famous instrument never confirmed that women crafted its guitars during the war, and in an official company history, even reported it stopped producing instruments for those years. But now the time has come to shed some new historical light on the Kalamazoo Gals
Though I couldn't find any audio samples on the web from the CD by Lauren Sheehan
that features her performing on twelve different Gibson "Banner" guitars (the album's official release date was just two days ago), there are various YT clips
and audio samples
at her website.