1983 Gibson guitar and bass catalogue page 16
Gibson 1983 guitar and bass catalogue. page 16. Details of the Gibson arch-top electric acoustics - or the Gibson Custom series.
This page describes some of the Gibson high end manufacturing techniques
Working with the finest tone woods available, Gibson still hand carves many of these instruments with a time-tested procedure inherited from Orville Gibson himself. The top is meticulously shaved and sanded. Over time it takes shape. The top is tapped periodically with a piano mallet, then sanded again until the wood reaches its own special voice.