The latest Gibson harp guitar Discoveries from:

Indexed by Newest > Oldest below

Date Topic Title

November 11th, 2020

A clue as to Orville Gibson's wood?

That Old Black Walnut Magic

September 13th, 2020

A second rare clip of Eddie playing his Gibson harp guitar 

Eddie Peabody in Hula Heaven: Plectrum Harp Guitar Excerpt

April 3rd, 2020

The Gibson-playing Vaudeville group gets their own book

Vardon, Perry & Wilber Meet the Library of Congress

June 17th, 2019

My investigation into original Gibson strings

Early Gibson Guitar Strings By Way of the Harp Guitar

April 8th, 2019

A colleague from London plays three of my antique Gibsons in period style

Matt Redman, Live at the Miner Museum


December 15th, 2018

Identifying the possible provenance of the fanciest Gibson harp guitar

Gibson Harp Guitar No. 5703 Lost and Found

September 8th, 2018

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Orville Gibson's death

Are You an Orville-ite?


March 3rd, 2018

This follow-on to my Fretboard Journal article on Orville's harp guitar includes a construction analysis and sound samples

Lost Scroll of the Ages Addendum

June 11th, 2016

Exploring the fanciest Gibsons ever made

Gibson Harp Guitars: To the World’s Fair and Beyond!

April 23rd, 2016

The Oklahoma Cowboy Band, with Gibson HG

The Oklahoma Cowboy Band

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January 1st, 2016

Frank Vardon's Custom Gibson Harp Guitar

Vardon, Perry and… Wilbers?

August 28th, 2015

Exciting newspaper entries on Orville's harp guitars

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February 7th, 2015

Comparing the different Gibson harp guitar sizes

Huge, Huger, Hugest

February 23rd, 2014

I do a complete update on our Gibson Appendix

Cataloging Early Gibson Harp Guitars

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August 7th, 2013

An otherwise unusable Gibson put to new use!

Meet the Garp

February 1st, 2013

Gibsons in the hands of black harp guitarists

Black History Month, Part 1: African-American Harp Guitarists

December 29th, 2012

1960's collector/player D. D. Yokeley

D. D. Yokeley, We Hardly Knew Ye

January 24th, 2012

Rare Sounding Board issues

The Gibson Sounding Board

October 13th, 2011

First Gibson harp guitar X-rays!

Harp Guitar X-rays are Front Page News

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July 22nd, 2011 An incredible Gibson retro-fit at Retrofret! Gibson Meets Knutsen Meets Mammoth
February 28th, 2011 A Gibson U played Hawaiian style? Gibson Harp Steel
February 1st, 2011 A Gibson owner only a mother would love... Bad Hair Day
January 11th, 2011 Update on the blog below All Quiet on the Smithsonian Front
October 7th, 2010 I freaked out when I first heard that the first electric guitar in the world was a harp guitar!  But then found out it wasn't why is it in the Smithsonian film...? Smithsonian Scoop or Controversy?
October 6th, 2010 Believe it or not, none of us in the harp guitar world had found the Gibson U patent (the 'teens model) until this date! Harp Guitar Paleontology
September 26th, 2010 A rare hand-tinted Gibson historical photo Historical Photos
September 25th, 2010 Vaudeville performer Vardon with his custom 6-bass 'teens Gibson “Wilber” Wanted

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