40’s Kalamazoo KG-21
A Gibson built small sized Jazz-box from the mid-40’s. The KG-21 is an L-00 shaped Archtop with a deep body. Pressed Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Appointments are simple; single white binding, (original) trapeze tailpiece and (original) pickguard, unbound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, silk-screened logo, and a two-color sunburst top finish with a dark-stained back. The guitar’s neck is super chunky round profile.
There is a small repaired crack on the upper bout (See Pics), and the usual dings. But overall the guitar is in fantastic shape.
Because of its deep body, this guitar has a rich and warm voice, with trebles that are big and round, mids that punch and a balanced bass response that sounds larger than the guitar’s 14-3/4” wide body should allow for. It’s a guitar with a lot of character, and roots guitarists, songwriters, and alt-country folks will love it. 1-3/4” nut and 24.75” scale.