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13 Jun 2016

By the early 1960s guitar manufacturers knew that the solid body guitar was here to stay and many increased their productions of guitars.

Fierce Competition Between Fender and Gibson

At this time, competition was fierce between the Fender and Gibson manufacturers. Gibson tried very much to emulate the Fender guitar models. The Gibson Les Paul models had shorter necks and it was only in 1961 that Gibson changed to the lighter-weight SG type.

 In 1963 Gibson introduced the Firebird series. Although there were other guitar designs, the competition was only between Fender and Gibson guitars.

 In 1962, Fender produced the Jaguar, which was fourth in the top of the line standards. What Are Its Special Features?

 The body...