Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this vintage Kel Kroydon is dialed in and ready to go. In Very Good vintage condition with moderate wear for an instrument of this age, including scratches, nicks, pick wear, and natural aging of parts and finish. A top crack between the soundhole and the bridge has been sealed and glued. A second crack below the bridge was glued and cleated as well. All ship shape now. The stenciled Kel Kroydon logo on the headstock is clean and vibrant which we always love to see.

Kel Kroydon guitars were made and marketed by Gibson between 1929 and 1931 and are hard to find today. Lightly built and braced, these Kel Kroydons are legendary for their sensitivity, response, and tone. This one does not disappoint. See below for more details and specifications.


3/Plate Open-Gear Brass Tuners with Black Buttons

1 3/4" Bone Nut

Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .91" at First Fret and 1.07" at Tenth Fret

20 Small Original Frets in Good Condition

Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard with Dot Inlays and Flat Radius

Newer Rosewood Bridge with Bone Nut with Newer Maple Bridgeplate

Spruce Top with Mahogany Back & Sides

Weight 2 lb 10 oz

Newer Hard Shell Case

No Serial Number


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage guitars as accurately as possible in our listings. Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so. We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument. Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing.

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear. If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

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Kel Kroydon
Very Good
7 Years
Thunder Road Guitars PDX
Will York
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Portland, OR
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