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    I am not sure whether this was posted here before, but while cruising around Archive.org I found this 1914 Gibson Catalog I, from the Kalamazoo library, for your download and reading pleasure.
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    Default Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    Just archived a copy of that.
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    Default Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    Acousticmusic.org is a great resource with catalogs also

    http://acousticmusic.org/research/history/catalogs/


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    Default Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I am not sure whether this was posted here before, but while cruising around Archive.org I found this 1914 Gibson Catalog I, from the Kalamazoo library, for your download and reading pleasure.
    Nice! Thanks, Jim. My Gibson is a 1914.....

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    Default Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    When catalogs were written! Now, one like that would only be available as a digital download!
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    When Grey Hairs Applaud, Progress May Ask: What Have I Done Amiss? Well, there are words to live by, I guess!

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    Default Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    Aha. both my A1 and my F4 have had about a 3.5% annualized rate of return since new. My house hasn't appreciated at as good a rate.
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    Jim--Many thanks for the Gibson catalog. What a great reference piece. It's got me wanting to find one for my own.--Tom Newman

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    I used to work with a guy that had amassed quite a collection of reprinted as well as some original Gibson catalogs. I think they were so much different than today’s writing, more elegant, not the modern style of embellishments but, very carefully chosen phrasing. Rich and verbally interesting. Go watch the school house scene in the John Wayne movie “The Cowboys”, the reference to the Montgomery Wards catalog is interesting.
    It’s a favorite movie of mine!
    “Looks like fly specks to me.” Reference to reading music, still cracks me up!
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    For a genuine antique Gibson catalog in decent condition be prepared to pay a few hundred dollars. There are reprints out there of a few of them. Acousticmusic.org, an excellent dealer with a store in Connecticut, has a nice collection of pdfs on their website of lots of Gibson catalogs plus ones from other makers as well.
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