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1905 Gibson box call

Postby Gbln Fvr » March 13th, 2011, 6:57 am

Don't know if anyone seen, but on e-bay there was an auction for a 1905 Gibson box call that went for over 27 thousand dollars! That's right I said 27 thousand!!! Didn't realize these little trinkets could be so valuable. WOW

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RE: 1905 Gibson box call

Postby BluMtnGobbler » March 14th, 2011, 12:28 pm

Thats unreal. I would like to run one of those just once.

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RE: 1905 Gibson box call

Postby Duke0002 » March 14th, 2011, 4:39 pm

Wow!  Gonna have to check the flea markets more often.

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RE: 1905 Gibson box call

Postby Turkeybuster » March 16th, 2011, 10:34 am

They dont sound that good they are very highly collectible calls that is why they bring the extremely high price.
Henry Gibson held the first patent on the box call and the call that you commented on was very rare due to the shape and the engraving on it. Hope that helps.


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RE: 1905 Gibson box call

Postby Kawboy888 » March 17th, 2011, 10:14 pm

Jon is right, they don't sound that good. I sold my 1905 Gibson with a chain of custody letter early this year for $500. 
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RE: 1905 Gibson box call

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » March 18th, 2011, 4:53 am

That was the second one they had on there lately. The first one was built prior to his patent and sold for just over $30,000.
Your right Jon a Gibson call isn't the best sounding call in the world, because of what they were made from. Gibson used cedar for most of his calls, and with that design it was to soft of wood to play desent, that and the fact that most modern day callers try to play them like you would a Cost style call and you can't do that. They have a very unique way of playing and if you try to run them like a Cost style box they sound like crap.

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