"HG" for "Hawaiian Guitar," not "Holy Grail"
Gibson HG

© Frank Ford, 2003; Photos by FF

When I visited the Martin factory in the 1980s, I saw an unusual project. As an experiment, someone had cut two "f" holes in the top of a D-35 (in addition to the usual soundhole). Not surprisingly, that unique instrument never made it into regular production.

It seems that Gibson didn't exercise as much control in the 1930s. . .

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