Kalamazoo KG-14 Vintage 1930's AcousticKalamazoo
Built in Kalamazoo, MI, these high quality, superbly made instruments were built right alongside their Gibson siblings and feature many similarities. One characteristic that Kalamazoo acoustics do not share with their Gibson brethren is the high price of admission. Oozing with vintage, Gibson-like mojo, this Kalamazoo isn't just aesthetically pleasing, it delivers big time tone! Constructed with a solid spruce top, mahogany neck, back and sides, rosewood bridge and fingerboard and ladder bracing, this baby has the tools to deliver the goods. The tone is as you would expect; Dry, resonant and woody. It has a very warm, gravely vocal quality, much like it's been singing all night and is on it's 3rd glass of Scotch. Weighing in at 3 lb. 4 oz., this KG-14 has a large "V" shaped neck profile. It's still a fairly decent player but the action is of medium height and may require a neck re-set in the future. The frets show some moderate wear. The rest of the wear and tear is standard vintage fare (see what I did there?) meaning lacquer checking, chips, dings, etc. This guitar has all the vibe, character and tone that you could ask for in a vintage acoustic. If it had the great "G" on the headstock, it would cost 2-3 times the price.