Podcast 129: Vintage Gibson Panel at the Fretboard Summit

Yet another fun session from the 2016 Fretboard Summit! This week, we hear John Thomas (Kalamazoo Gals), TJ Thompson, Mark Stutman (Folkway Music), Jim Baggett (Mass Street Music), Robb Lawrence (The Les Paul Legacy) and David Sheppard (Lowe Vintage) field questions on vintage Gibson acoustic guitars. Topics include: Solid linings versus kerfed linings; Orville Gibson; converting ladder-braced models to X-braced; repair headaches; finish thickness; and much more.

Sponsored by TR Crandall.


  • Scott Clifford

    I love the magazine and the podcasts, and I hate for my first comment on it to be (hopefully constructive) criticism, but is there any way you could mic the audience questions a bit better next time? The answers are interesting but sometimes you have to guess what they are the answers to. But otherwise congratulations on another interesting discussion.