Super nice Kalamazoo KG-11 1933 from the Gibson Factory – real Gibson sound for a fracture of the price!
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 good condition for its age. Some cracks on the sides have been repaired and the neck has been reset. It has the cool and rare black burst finish. It plays very nice with a straight neck and a low action.