by Benoît Meulle-Stef
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Chapter 1. The First Harp Guitar of Orville Gibson
Chapter 2.

The First Years of Production: Style U, U1, R and R1

Chapter 3.

Surviving Through Time

Chapter 4. Last Changes
Chapter 5. Conclusion
Appendices: Catalog Appearances, Ads, Instructional Material, Strings, Iconography

Article by Benoît Meulle-Stef with the help of:

Mr Gruhn for original catalogue material and help.

Gregg Miner for help with English, photos and formatting.

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