A book chronicling the lives of the female luthiers who kept Gibson Guitars going through wartime.
Kalamazoo Gals is a book written by John Thomas telling the stories of the women who held down the fort at Gibson Guitar when the men were off at war. Not only does this book provide great historical context on when these lauded “banner” era guitars were made, but it also features interviews with the very ladies that built them.
Stories are told of how they handled supply shortages and reasons are given as to why these guitars have some rather odd features. All in all, this is a fantastic read if you are a Gibson buff and a double whammy if you like history sprinkled in there as well.
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