1940 Kalamazoo KM-22 Mandolin

(Serial number: none) Excellent condition. Kalamazoo was the budget or student line for Gibson. Note that the instruments were made by Gibson in house. This mandolin has mahogany back and sides, an Adirondack (red) spruce top, and a flat rosewood fretboard with a 1 1/8 inch nut and a 13 7/8 inch scale. The neck is straight and in set, and the frets were just dressed and still have plenty of life left. Fully bound on the body, neck, peghead and pickguard. It has a woody and punchy tone with strength through the upper midrange and fat treble string response. Rounded V neck profile, completely original, including finish, frets, nut, tuners, bridge, and tailpiece. Comes with a case.

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