Back cover of Mastertone's July 1929 issue advertising Gibson's full-color banjo catalog.
Mastertone August 1930
Inset of cover's photo is a window display for Wittich's of Heading, PA. Note all of the great Gibson pieces in the storefront!
Note the Wittich's stamp on the inside page of Gibson's 1936 Catalog X.
Back-side of Mastertone's August 1930 catalog which displays (bottom rt corner) Gibson's newest 1930 catalog.
Mastertone November 1930
Mastertone March/April 1931
Mastertone October 1936
Back-side of Mastertone 1936 issue advertising Gibson's EH-150 amplifier, new for 1937.
Mastertone's Christmas 1936 issue
Mastertone's Christmas 1936 issue (back-side) advertising the all new Gibson ES-150!
Mastertone Player's Edition sheet music advertised in Gibson's 1942 Catalog BB.
One more item not advertised in Gibson 1942 Catalog BB is 'Rock of Ages'. All pieces were for the steel guitar in E7th tuning.
Mastertone's Guitar Method. A great item for the late '20's guitar enthusiast. Copyright 1929, this piece features a beautiful late '20's L-5 with dot inlays.
This site will continually be updated over the next few years. Over the long-haul, I have managed to collect lots of Gibson pre-war ephemera and historical items. I
really enjoy adding pieces and hope that each item will help to shed more light on the early years of Gibson......in the meantime, enjoy the site and let me know what you think in the comment
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