Personalized Electric Guitar Patent Art, McCarty, 1955

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TITLE: Stringed Musical Instrument of the Guitar Type and Combined Bridge and Tailpiece Thereof
INVENTOR: Ted McCarty
YEAR: 1955
PRINT#: M4326S

As a young man in the 1930s, McCarty began a career that combined his degree in commercial engineering with his love for the music field. In 1949, Gibson became vice president and general manager at Gibson, Inc. before he was appointed president in 1950. He held the position for 16 years. His goal at Gibson was to design the most radical looking guitars ever made. At the time, solid-body electric guitars had made the shape of a guitar body immaterial to its sound, but guitar makers still used the traditional guitar shape, with its rounded lower bout. McCarty decided to draw up three new guitar models with angular body shapes that would capture the revolutionary spirit of rock and roll music. McCarty and his team developed such classic instruments as the Les Paul (shown in this patent), Byrdland, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, SG and Firebird electrics, the Hummingbird and Dove acoustics, as well as the Tune-o-matic, stop bar tailpiece, and the humbucking pickup. McCarty's and Gibson's best-known design is the Les Paul model. After its introduction in 1952, the model went through a variety of modifications that culminated in the classic Standard, or Sunburst, in 1958. Its maple cap on a solid mahogany body and twin-coil humbucking pickups produce a sound that is highly suitable for rock music.-PS
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