1936 Kalamazoo KG-11 Guitar
(Factory Order No. 454) Very clean excellent plus condition. Kalamazoo was the budget brand built by Gibson in the 1930s. I am guessing a bit on the year, but it is certainly prewar. The KG-11 has a slightly shorter body than the KG-14 which is the size of the Gibson L00. This is very clean guitar with no repairs noted, but the lack of old checking in the finish makes me suspect it has been oversprayed in the past. 1 3/4 inch nut has been changed to bone, has a rosewood fretboard, rounded slight V chunky neck, sunburst top finish, mahogany back and sides with a spruce top, top binding only, small straight bridge, and original firestripe pickguard. The center-peak peghead is fitted with Stewart Macdonald New Age repro open back tuners with black buttons and has the standard Kalamazoo silkscreen logo. Original ladder bracing gives that authentic Delta blues and old time sound. The action is very low and playable, as the neck has been set in tha past. It sounds much larger than a small body guitar. This is an excellent guitar for old time, ragtime or fingerstyle blues. Comes with a recent Martin hardshell case.

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