Gibson custom order and electric acoustics catalogue, like the others in the series, was prepared in late 1974 for use throughout 1975. A twelve page brochure measuring 7 1/2" x 11", and printed in full-colour throughout.
This booklet shows Gibson's higher end offerings: predominantly high-end carved top electric acoustics; jazz guitars made from the finest materials, by the top craftsmen at Kalamazoo, with the most elaborate ornamentation. Naturally, these were the most expensive instruments Gibson offered, some produced in very small numbers indeed - for example only nine Citations were shipped beteen 1969 and 1979.
Gibson Custom Order guitars are unequalled anywhere because their materials, designs and craftsmanship are unavailable anywhere else. Close, even-grained spruce from trees 450 to 500 years old; solid woods, not veneered; hand carved and graduated tops and backs; precision "f" holes based upon Stradivarius violin construction... it's no wonder that these instruments are considered collector's items - rare masterpieces.
The 1975 Gibson catalog consisted of several brochures, each concentrating on a specific area.