1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

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1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

Postby Brock » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:57 pm

It was new to me.

Gibson. 1938! Fretless. 42-3/8" scale.

http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/55U-3118.htm
http://www.usd.edu/smm/GiftShop/Postcar ... nBass.html

This letter is interesting. Note the disappointment in amps at the time:
http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/im ... letter.jpg


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Re: 1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

Postby drbassman » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:58 am

Wow, how cool is that?!?
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Re: 1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

Postby Mike » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:34 pm

Oddly enough, I had heard rumors that a bass such as this existed. Thanks for posting the pictures!

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Re: 1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

Postby Brock » Wed May 14, 2008 1:22 pm

...to continue the story, a similar Gibson with a larger body is at EMP in Seattle:
http://www.usd.edu/smm/PluckedStrings/G ... tBass.html mentions the bass I saw over the weekend.

Couldn't find a picture, darn it!


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Re: 1938 Gibson Electric Bass Guitar

Postby ghiadub » Wed May 14, 2008 1:41 pm

Very Cool! Thanks for posting this historic bass.

I bet it's a real "slap machine" [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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