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Old June 30th, 2018, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever see this antique Gibson String Store display cabinet.

Hello folks. Wondered if anyone has ever seen this antique Gibson String store display cabinet. I have a chance to buy it but it's expensive. Wondered if anyone might know of its value. I was told it is very rare. Appreciate anyone's thoughts on this.
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Old June 30th, 2018, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those string cabinets were available in the Gibson catalog from 1937-42. They cost a princely sum of $48 in '37.
I can't find a firm selling price but one was listed at $595 a couple ofyears ago. I suspect the real selling price was c. $375. usd
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Old July 1st, 2018, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I bet whomever’s wife is ready to get it right out of her living room.

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Old July 2nd, 2018, 03:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome to this place.

It wouldn't be allowed anywhere near my house, not even in the garage.

More appropriate for a music shop I think
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Old July 6th, 2018, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The feng shui is strong with that one. (kidding). Nice find if you have the place for it.
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