Gibson Catalog 1942

The Gibson catalog from 1942 presents a fascinating snapshot of the company’s offerings during a significant year in world history, at the height of World War II. This period saw Gibson navigating material shortages, which influenced the production of their musical instruments.

In the 1942 catalog, you can find a range of acoustic guitars, including archtops and flat-tops, each bearing the classic Gibson craftsmanship. Models like the J-45, which had just been introduced the previous year as a “workhorse” acoustic guitar, feature prominently.

The catalog also includes other stringed instruments popular at the time, such as mandolins and banjos.

Gibson Catalog PDF 1942

Gibson Price List 1942

Thank you for exploring the historical pieces of Gibson’s past with us through the 1942 catalog.