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Kalamazoo Kg 14 Sunburst Flat Top For Sale

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This is my beloved Kalamazoo KG-14 acoustic guitar (1940), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The KG-14 flat-top was Gibson's best "budget" guitar for the depression era; a good-sounding and playing solid wood flat-top at an affordable price. These Kalamazoos tend to have a bright but well-balanced sound with a slightly bluesey edge. The KG-14 was the larger of the Kalamazoo flat-tops; the 14 3/4" wide body is the same as used Gibson's L-00, but the spruce top is ladder-braced and the neck has no truss rod. The neck on this has a comfortably rounded and surprisingly modern profile and a slight "V” style shape. The top is finished in a dark sunburst with tortoise celluloid binding. Overall length is 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm.), 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.). It features a sunburst top, natural back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, black hard shell case. The top has some typical bellying behind the bridge but is completely stable. This is a nice, clean, original guitar overall with a fully mature sound and patina in the form of dings, chips, and scrapes that speak volumes to its lifetime.. The neck has been very cleanly reset, the few cracks have been sealed and repaired professional by Kal-Tone Musical Instruments in Kalamazoo, MI. The bridge is original and has been reglued but never cut down, and the wartime openback Kluson tuners are intact and fully functional. Overall, this is a piece you just don’t come across everyday. Asking $1,900.

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Category: Guitars
Ad Number 149514
Posted: Jan 14, 2020 09:19 PM CDT

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Mark Lavengood

Grand Rapids Michigan
United States

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