Gibson Prewar Accessories

1942 Gibson Catalog BB
'The Gibson' Brand of Strings (first mentioned in 1910 Catalog G pg. 73)
1910 'The Gibson' Catalog G. First mentioned ad for Gibson Strings

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1920's 'The Gibson' String Box and Envelope (note the packaging mentions 'Banjos' dating this to the 1920's)
1924 Gibson Catalog O
1920's Mastertone Guitar Banjo Strings by Gibson (up to the 1920's strings were made with silver plated copper wire wound on a silk core...gut strings were also common early on)
Early 1930's Gibson strings made of Monel (strong like stainless steel) in the 'black and orange box' were introduced. The name was shortened to 'Mona-Steel Strings'. This box design does not change until the late 1940's.
1930's Four Page Brochure Discussing Mona-Steel Strings
1942 Gibson Catalog BB
1930's Mona-Steel Brochure
1942 Gibson Catalog BB
1930's Mona-Steel Strings
1942 Gibson Catalog BB
1930's Mona-Steel Strings
1930's Mona-Steel Strings
Large Mona-Steel String Box holding 10 Smaller Boxes
1930's Mona-Steel Strings ad
'Free Sample' Envelope
1930's 'Kalamazoo' Budget Brand Strings Made By Gibson
1942 Gibson Catalog BB
1930's Gibson Brand Polish
1930's Gibson Polish
Directions on Back of Bottle
Gibson Polish Kit
1942 Gibson Catalog BB
1930's Gibson Guitar Accessories
1937/1938 Gibson Wholesale catalog published in England.
1920's 'The Gibson' Guitar Pick (note 'The Gibson' printed on pick)
1924 Gibson Catalog O
Leather souvenir pick pouch from the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Late 1930's Early 1940's 'Gibson Souvenir' Pick Holder
2nd leather souvenir pick pouch form the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Almost brand new (lft) and worn (rt) souvenir Gibson pick pouches from 1939 New York World's Fair.
Envelope that would have contained the Gibson Souvenir leather pouch.
Back view of Gibson Souvenir Envelope.
Mid-1920's 3-Page Brochure