Super rare Kalamazoo KG-11 from the Gibson Factory – made for the Reznick Music Shop in New York!
Before Gibson bought Epiphone, it had Kalamazoo. Named after Gibson’s home town in Michigan, Kalamazoo was the brainchild of Gibson president Guy Hart, who needed something to keep Gibson in the musical instrument business through the Great Depression.
This Kalamazoo brand of musical instruments was marketed as “The World’s Greatest Value,” with the quality of Gibson’s manufacturing at Great Depression era prices. Most of the Kalamazoo instruments were less than half the price of their Gibson cousins.
We already had many Gibson L-00 and quite a few Kalamazoo guitars too … this is truly a gem … light like a feather and with an immediate response to the lightest touch it gives you the impression that it plays by itself. A fantastic attack combined with a great dynamic makes this guitar to an unbeatable vintage cannon. It impresses with the sound of old and matured wood – vintage fans can understand what we mean.
This Kalamazoo KG-11 guitar is in vintage player condition – it has been rocked throughout its life. There are dings, marks, scratches and old repairs, but for us it looks quite good for being that old.
It is in aperfectly playable condition with a straight neck (neck reset has been done) and a low action.