SOLD Gibson – Kalamazoo KG12. Rare in the series of Kalamazoo’s… these KG-12s came at the end of the production, but in our opinion, they are some of the best sounding examples of the entire line. Gibson certainly had these ladder braced beauties all figured out by the early 1940s and the sound of this one proves it! Similar to its sisters, the KGN-12 and the Orioles, yet with mahogany back and sides and a sweet true ice tea shade top with the nitrocellulose tortoise shell binding.
A stunning finger style / slide blues picker based on the Gibson L-00 body. This one also sports the real deal L00 comfortable oval neck as seen on the early 30s productions with the Gibson headstock shape to boot.
Recent pro neck set, all new frets with Willi Henkes bridge pins and stunning set up all marvelous workmanship by David Hatchard.
This is a fine sounding and playing example with just the right amount of honest Mojo All original including tuners and stamped on the neck block 7267H with a red pencil 24. Nut width at 1 3/4″ and action set a 3-2 with proper string break over the new (aged) bone saddle with perfect intonation. Clean divot free Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Adirondack spruce top and Honduran mahogany back and sides and the always cool just to stare at nitrocellulose fire stripe pickguard.
The over all original finish has that depression era Gibson crazing both top and back but no glaring blemishes and crack free sans a minor backside well repaired hairline, yet it does have some minor scratches and honest pick rash because it’s real.
Make no mistake this is a well set up fine sounding player, no girly girl, she knows those nasty blues the boys like. And just like the naughty girls who are always the most fun to play with, this example is no different and we should know because we search for and find the best sounding Kalamazoo flat tops in the country!
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|~1940||Very Good||Shade Top||Hard|
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