I've been going through boxes of memorabilia and found a couple of Gibson catalogs. One is black and white from the 50s, and the other is color from the mid-60s. The one from the 50s has photos of such players as Les Paul, Barney Kessel, John Collins, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Wakely, and others. The inside has drawings, no photos, of electric guitars and amps. The electrics are all hollow bodies, with no solid bodies or thinlines, with the exception of a Gold Top Les Paul with a non-trapeze tailpiece (I forget the term), and an electric bass shaped like a violin. It has no other name than "Electric Bass." A number of amps are included, too. Everything, both guitars and amps are drawings. The 60s catalog is gorgeous, with nice paper and beautiful drawings in color. It includes a wide variety of guitars and amps, too many to mention. My main question is why the drawings? They are extremely beautiful, particular the ones in color. I have studied these closely for years, and am convinced that they are drawings. I'm willing to be wrong, and would love to know more about this.