Guitar magazine feature on 1940s Gibsons in Gibson Acoustic Posted Wednesday at 02:11 AM · Edited Wednesday at 11:42 AM by E-minor7 · Report reply Wonder what qualifications/specifications it took for ordinary infantry-men to be allowed to bring a guitar to the front. Did you just walk in and told the draft-officer, "I'm a good entertainer which would keep the spirit up over there" and then once in a while someone got thumbs up. Like "I'm an aquaralist and would like to bring a set of watercolours" or "I'm a magician and believe the coming situation would benefit from a wand, , , this silk top-hat and a dove." Eeehh, wait a minute, , , the Dove wasn't introduced until 1962 ! But still. . Very nice films. Tried to find a WW2-shot of a guitar at the front that I posted long time ago - in vain. Well, , , the one above is gentler. .