Susan Davis


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Daughter of Ted McCarty
Company Name
Gibson Guitars

Susan M. Davis has fond memories of Les Paul and Mary Ford coming over to her house for dinner when she was a little girl. Her father was Gibson Guitar president Ted McCarty who signed Les Paul to a company contract and who introduced a line of electric guitars with Les Paul’s name on it. Susan also recounts how hard her father worked for the company in building up the product line and promoting their new innovations and yet she recalls that he always made it home for the family dinner each night.