Gibson Patents

Here are links to several of the original patent documents for the Gibson items. Each will open in a new window.

The patents are in TIFF format. You will not be able to see them unless you have a TIFF viewer installed for your browser. The US Patent Office has found the following two TIFF viewers that are free.




Les Paul guitar

Flying V guitar

Explorer guitar

Moderne Guitar


P90 Pickup

PAF Humbucking Pickup

Les Paul's Trapeze Tailpiece

Ted McCarty's Stop Tailpiece

Tunamatic Bridge

Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece

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