In 1957, Ted McCarty applied for patents on the designs of the Explorer, Flying V and Moderne. The patent was issued in 1958 with this drawing, and the rest is (incredibly murky) history. Check out our June issue next week for our investigation into the Gibson Moderne.
Rebecca Dirks graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and art, and joined Premier Guitar as an intern in 2007. She lives in the Iowa City area with her husband, two giant dogs, and more cats than are appropriate to mention. When not petsitting, she enjoys challenging herself in the kitchen, watching the Packers dominate, and discovering new music or rediscovering old favorites.
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