1936 Kalamazoo KG-21 Sunburst Archtop by Gibson.

The tone of this gutsy little guitar is just what we like to hear: punchy, loud and earthy, with a good creamy worth to its focused, mid-heavy tone. This model was a favorite of Depression era Blues players. Even Robert Johnson is rumored to have used one on a recording session.

This particular example is fairly clean with just a few minor flaws. There is a repaired crack on the top at the lower boat near the F hole. There is some minor wear and scratches on the back. Nothing that breaks the finish. There is a spot of wear on the back at the upper bound near the binding. Also, the neck is very clean but there is some minor wear at the tip of the V shown in the picture. None of these flaws detract from the playability or the Vintage vibe of this awesome guitar.

Built by the Gibson company, Kalamazoo was their budget line that kept profits coming in and kept the business afloat through the depression. Pressed-arch spruce top over mahogany back (also pressed-arch) and sides. 1 3/4 nut width with a pronounced (but not sharp) V neck with no truss rod. The body is L-00 sized, right about 14.75" across the lower bout and 24.75" scale, but it has a fairly deep body - just under 5" - that gives it a surprising level of balance on the bass end

The set up on this particular guitar is superb

The the action is just right and it's ready for another century of enjoyment

Comes with used hard case

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ConditionGood (Used)
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