Gibson A or A0
Borrowed heavily from George Gruhn and Walter Carter
Available: 1902 to 1933
1902 Symmetrical teardrop body, oval sound hole, colored wood soundhole ring, ebony fingerboard, dot inlays, large rounded paddle-shaped peghead, golden orange top finish, reddish back and sides. 1905 Smaller non-paddle peghead. 1906 Single bound top. 1908 Elevated pickguard, no peghead logo. 1916 Pictured.1918 Brown finish.1923 Snakehead peghead. 1928 Standard peghead. A model discontinued 1933.
Available: 1927 to 1934 1927 Symmetrical teardrop body, oval sound hole, no binding or soundhole ornamentation, clamshell tailpiece cover, dot inlays, brown finish.A-0 discontinued 1934.
By Dan Beimborn