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circa 1936 Gibson – Kalamazoo KG11 Large Burst

A depression era wonder, the KG11 …this example sports a crack free multi piece red spruce top with mahogany neck, back and sides and Brazilian rosewood fretboard and bridge with nut width of 1 3/4″. Acknowledged by both players and collectors as one of the very best finger picking blues guitars ever made!

To our way of thinking, the ladder braced KG-11 was one of the best ideas Gibson ever had.

This one has been my personal player for a few years now and I have loved it. Sure the bridge had an old school shaving before I got her and yes we put on the bone nut replacing the ebony to brighten her up a bit and yes those old waffle tuners aren’t correct either, but so what … they are certainly very cool.

This particular example is all about tone and a perfect example of how the prettiest girl at the dance ain’t always the best dancer.

Loud and punchy and perfect sound characteristics for finger style country blues picking or strumming in your favorite drop tunings, this one has the sustain!

Only some minor well repaired hairlines on the back but otherwise crack free with plenty of that Gibson sunburst Mojo!!

This is a guitar for the player who values tone over, in this case … silly no never mind cosmetics!

Special thanks to Fish for demonstrating the fabulous vintage licks!

Year: ca 1936 -37
Manufacturer: Gibson
Model: Kalamazoo KG11
Case: New proper fitting hard case.
Color: Sun Burst with fire stripe pick guard
Condition : Such a voice!!