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Charlie Derrington
Luthier, musician, Gibson historian. Died August 1, 2006.

The process of "distressing" or a "distressed" model refers to a process whereby the instrument is given a look that implies age and weathering or evidence of long-term use.

The term dovetail refers to a very old and common technique in woodworking used to join two pieces of wood.

A commonly used nickname of mandolin legend David Grisman.