Super nice Kalamazoo KG-14 from the Gibson Factory – real Gibson sound for a fracture of the price!
Robert Johnson played such a Kalamazoo KG-14 and made recordings with it. There is a whole article about that and we have linked it below.
Similar to the Gibson L-00 this KG-14 is a very nice small bodied guitar, built in the Gibson Factory in Kalamazoo.
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.
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-14 is in very good condition for its age. It has a superficial crack on the top (mostly in the finish). It has been checked by our luthier and its solid. The neck has been reset and the guitar plays great, with a low action. It has a cool sunburst finish. The FON 812D dates it to 1938.
It comes with the original case.