Gibson-made Kalamazoo Guitar Kg-11 Vintage Acoustic Pre-war Flat-top Kg-14 Nr For Sale
RELISTED due to non-paying high buyer (aka Dooshy Scofflaw). Please offer only if you are actually able to afford your winning offer. Thanks!
1935 KALAMAZOO KG-11 guitar . . . . . This cool vintage flat-top guitar dates all the way back to 1935. Manufactured by Gibson in Kalamazoo, it is similar in many ways to the Gibson 'L' series including the classic sunburst finish and firestripe pickguard, but with a 'squatter' bout, ladder bracing and no metal truss rod. Gibson's pre-war acoustics are legendary for their light weight and loud projection, and this one in no exception. Built from exceptional tone woods, with red spruce top, Honduran mahogany neck and body, and Brazilian rosewood fretboard (check out that beautiful grain!) and bridge. FON (factory order number) on neck block is a little fuzzy, appears to be "365 A". Nice chunky V-shaped neck, a great blues/fingerpicking/slide guitar. Plays chords comfortably down by the nut, action is on the rather high side up at the 12th fret but still playable. The saddle is pretty low and doesn't have much room to go down so if you like very low action a neck reset would be in order. I currently have the guitar tuned to open D for slide, the tone for slide is amazing!
The guitar is mostly original, but the tuners have been changed, the bridge pins were replaced, and the back of the guitar seems to have been refinished or replaced at some point. The top of the guitar is a little warped near the sound hole, but has been stable for many years. Tone is phenomenal, I can understand why this model is revered by so many Blues players, it is louder than any KG-14 or LG I have played! Moderate general wear with scratches and dings to the top. Ships in a non-original soft case.
! Winner pays $50 shipping in the USA, $100-475 for the rest of the world, inquire for rate to your country (some examples: Canada=$100 ** UK/France =$150 ** Japan=$160. Paypal is always accepted, inquire for other payment methods. Winner must send payment within 3 days of notification. Be sure to click here to see my other sales.