Gibson 1942 V-25 Violin
Below photos display Gibson's Gibsonite pegs. Because ebony would be spared somewhat on budget models, these Gibsonites are most likely stained rosewood. At least a couple of these pegs may have been changed for plastic.
This page features a 1942 Gibson V-25. The V-25 is perhaps the second most common prewar Gibson Violin found for sale online. It is touted by online sellers as "the finest and rarest instrument" Gibson ever made. I agree that a V-25 is somewhat scarce. I also agree the beauty in the flammed maple back and rims is quite stunning, but the V-25 is just a step-up from the V-15 student model. The V-100 is the finest and rarest and does not compare to this model. That being said, any Gibson Violin you come across is still a nice find!
To describe this model, it is best to quote Gibson's 1941 Violin brochure:
Hand graduated ; shaded cherry brown finish. Selected maple and spruce. Flake grain bridge. Ebony fingerboard, tailpiece, and end pin. Double post, ebony Gibson comfort chin rest. Gibsonite pegs. A beautiful rounded tone."