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The Gibson Gospel is an acoustic guitar by Gibson Guitar Corporation. It has a flat top, hard square shoulders and a unique arched back. The guitar is good for acoustic, folk, blues and used for practice by several musicians. The guitar has a natural finish, solid wood sides, laminated arched back and a tortoise-shell design pickguard.
There are two main batches of this guitar, the originals (1972-1979) and the re-issues (1992-1997). The 100th anniversary model (1994) is included in the re-issues. The original issue had maple sides with an arched, laminated back, as well as a maple neck. The reissue, however, varied greatly in that all maple was replaced with mahogany on the neck, sides and back, though the back did keep its arched shape.