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1939 Gibson V-25

#1 User is offline   MrGood 

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:55 AM

Howdy, I was wondering how many of you have seen one of these Gibson v-25 violins I've had the pleasure of acquiring and if anyone knew much about them?
I know it's a 1939, but that's about all, the serial number is V25-39-4.

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#2 User is offline   jt 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Very cool! I've not seen one, but saw references in the 1930s and 1940s shipping ledgers while researching my book, Kalamazoo Gals.

Thanks for sharing with us.
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#3 User is offline   Skilby54 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

I've seen several Gibson violins and a few upright basses. I don't think anyone knows very much about them.
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#4 User is offline   MrGood 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'd love to have an upright bass too! I don't play violin yet but I thought it was gorgeous and my love of all things Gibson made me have to have it. From my research they were each given a unique serial no. I know of V25-39-4 that the V25 is the model and 39 is the year (first production year) but does that 4 mean I got the 4th one made? At first I thought it was maybe the 4th run but I found a picture of a part of the shipping ledger of the first run from 2/7/39 and it has a couple violins in the small part shown and one is V25-39-2. Which made me think I have the 4th one of that model made. I'm not sure what that's do to value if it is true (not that I care), but I thought that was neat.
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#5 User is offline   GarrettH 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

You might find this 1939 Gibson violin catalog entry interesting!

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#6 User is offline   Joebagi 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

I have my dadís V25-39-5. Does you know if it has any value? Iím doing estate planning and the subject came up.
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