Gibson Kalamazoo KG 14 Acoustic Guitar 1930's
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-21)
Price : US $600.00
Up for auction is a Gibson Kalamazoo in need of some small repairs. The guitar is a KG-14 most likely from the mid to late 30's. The ladder bracing used in the blues guitars of this era give an amazingly large sound for such a small guitar. Because the top is so thin to produce such a large sound it is more prone to cracking. This is the main issue with this guitar. It has classic stress cracks below the bridge from roughly 70 years of tension. They have never been cleated from what I could tell. There is also a crack on the back where the seam is, showing a small amount of daylight thru. The neck is straight, plays nicely and shows no signs of a re-set. The ''V'' shaped neck is very clean with no major dings or dents around the thumb area creating a smooth play. The frets are only worn on the first two but still have a lot of life left in them. The binding and pick-guard are in nice condition and firmly secured. The tuners hold the tune well and look to be original. The bridge has been replaced with a Martin bridge when and where I don't know.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-21)
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