Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
Geoffrey Lawton

B25 - Back and sides laminated? Solid?

Recommended Posts

Howdy

Does anyone know if the back and sides of a B25 are solid or laminate?

The model I have is a 1966.

Thanks

Geoff

 

For what it's worth Wikipedia states in 1962 it had a solid Mahogany back with laminate mahogany sides.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always understood the back and sides are solid Mahogany/spruce top. I am surprised at this question, because I have been wanting to purchase a B-25 as soon as one becomes available to me. (I won't buy a guitar online). I'm interested to hear from someone who can verify this question. Sorry, no laminates in my coral.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of Gibsons back into the early '60s and the '50s employed laminate backs, sides or both. This was on "high end" models like the Hummingbird and SJ to less-expensive models in the L and B series.

 

Interestingly, Gibson got details wrong when some of these were re-issued, byu sticking solid wood on 'em. (Oh well, "upgrade"!!)

Fred

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always understood the back and sides are solid Mahogany/spruce top. I am surprised at this question, because I have been wanting to purchase a B-25 as soon as one becomes available to me. (I won't buy a guitar online). I'm interested to hear from someone who can verify this question. Sorry, no laminates in my coral.

I have owned both a '65 B25n, and the Epiphone Cortez clone. The sides are laminated, while the back is solid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the responses, folks.

FWIW - I don't care if the b/s are

laminate as this '66 B25 is simply

a great-sounding and playing

guitar. Just want to get educated

about it.

 

BTW - my B25 has an end pin jack

that is no longer in use so I think I'll

just unscrew it during the next string

change and check to see if that

'Oreo cookie' effect is present.

 

Geoff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the back is solid, then it's probably like covering that oreo-cookie laminate in quality chocolate. Did I mention that here in Europe you can now get Milka chocolate filled with bits of oreo? Tastes good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...