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James Brown

Mt Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada
Post Posted 2 Jan 2018 4:11 pm     Reply with quote

Is anybody familiar with a 1940 Gibson Square neck, 6 string?
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Noah Miller

Rocky Hill, CT
Post Posted 2 Jan 2018 4:21 pm     Reply with quote

Gibson had two acoustic Hawaiian models in 1940, the Roy Smeck model (dreadnought shape) and the smaller HG-00. The necks are not exactly square in profile, but in between a round and square shape.
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Ben Elder

La Crescenta, California, USA
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

Although not branded Gibson, there are the stenciled Kalamazoo-shaped Mastertone Specials (mostly Hawaiian but some Spanish were made too) 1939-42. One of my favorite non-Weissenborn acoustic steels, despite their inexpensive price. (There are also Mastertone Special electric steels.)
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