Gibson Mona-Steel Strings
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Very few prewar Gibson items mention 'Violins' in their advertisements. Gibson violins, violas, basses, and cellos were introduced in approximately 1939(photo on the back of 1939 Catalog AA) and produced until approximately 1943 or just up to the end of the war in 1945. There is little known about these instruments, but click on Gibson prewar violin and bass, 1939 Gibson bass, and 1940 Gibson viola to view these rare instruments and their corresponding advertisements.
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Quick view of the evolution of Gibson Mona Steel shipping containers. Gibson brand Mona Steel Brand strings (derived from monel steel) began in the early '30's. There is more history available in Gibson Prewar Accessories. But for now, just a quick view of box designs from the 30's-70's.