Gibson 1975 Custom Order & Electric Acoustics catalogue. Page 7. Right hand side of a two page spread on Gibson archtop acoustics, with detailed view of the multiple-ply bound f-holes of the Gibson L-5C.
Every Gibson instrument is unique in that it's designed with a musical purpose in mind. There are all kinds of guitarists so we make all kinds of guitars - with one tailpiece for heavy gauge strings and another for extra light strings; short necks for easy chording and long necks for high flying leads; stop tailpieces if you strum the string one way, and extended tailpieces if you strum them another. So don't just shop around for a Gibson, shop around for that one specific Gibson that fits you like a glove.