The guitar on the top left is a solid body 7 string that I made, next to it is the 1948 Gibson L7 that Fred Rodriguez gave me and I am holding my Gretsch Classic and my Country Club (note the custom pickup layout).

As production ramped up at the Brooklyn factory in the latter half of the 1950's we were making more guitars than one guy could handle, so Fred Rodriguez was hired to join me in the Quality Control Department.