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NMM 10075.  Guitar by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company, Kalamazoo, 1907.
Style 0, Grand Concert Size (16").  Serial number 7154. 
Board of Trustees, 2001.

NMM 10075.  Guitar by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Co, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1907.

Made just one year before a major re-design of the Style O guitar, this instrument features a broad body and wide, oval soundhole. The unwieldy size and shape of this instrument, which was very large for the period, combined with the introduction of instruments with the upper rib at the 14th fret, rather than the 12th, meant that instruments such as NMM 10075 were soon replaced by Gibsonís Style O Artist and the newly-developed dreadnaughts. Nevertheless, the sleek black finish, the carved, arched top, and oval soundhole are signature early Gibson features.


Body

NMM 10075.  Guitar by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Co, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1907. Treble side of Gibson guitar Bass side of Gibson guitar Back of Gibson guitar

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Peghead

Front of peghead Back of peghead


Fretboard

Fretboard, Neck Heel, and Back of Neck



Neck heel
Back of neck

Soundhole and Label

Soundhole

Gibson label

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Retaining its original paper label with its trademark photo of Orville Gibson and a lyre mandolin, this guitar is preserved in exceptionally fine condition.


Bridge

Bridge


Bottom Rib

Bottom rib


Original Leather Case

Original case

Tooled decoration

The guitar's original, tooled leather case survives in excellent condition.

Portrait view of case

Bottom of case

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Trade mark

Trade mark stamp
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Tooled flower

Tooled flower design
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