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Vintage guitars for sale: Kalamazoo

The word Kalamazoo, in guitar circles at least, is synonomous with quality. Kalamazoo was, of course, the American town in which Orville Gibson started producing musical instruments, and the birthplace of all those classic models for which the brand is known. In the 1930s and early 1940s Gibson also built guitars branded Kalamazoo. These were acoustic models built in the same plant, by the same workforce.

Jump forward to the 1960s, and the massive desire for student grade electric guitars lead Gibson to briefly revive the Kalamazoo brand. This time they took a leaf from Fender's book, designing easy-assembled instruments using quality Gibson parts, and finished by a largely unskilled workforce in a separate plant from the high end guitars bearing the Gibson name. These were great instruments for the price, though not of the quality of the earlier Kalamazoo guitars.


Kalamazoo By Gibson KG 14 Acoustic guitar 1930's Semi Project Sunburst no reserv
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, 33020, USA
$799.99

Offering a Kalamazoo KG 14 acoustic guitar in good condition Appointments date it to mid 1930's I am told. Sunburst color. Guitar is quite structurally sound, no cracks repairs or damage evident. A good amount of weatherchecking scratches nicks and dings on edges of body but cosmetic in nature. Top flat, a tiny rise behind bridge but barely discernible and not an issue. Original tuners. The neck has a bow, string height about 5 / 16" at 12th. You need to assume a neck reset and associated work ... more


Vintage Gibson Kalamazoo KG-1 White Electric Guitar Parts or Repair
DENVER, COLORADO, 80232, USA
$51.00

Its sad to see a nice guitar abused and neglected like this. But I don't see anything that is obviously broken, so it should be of interest and value to someone. I did notice that one tuner was bent and one tuner peg missing. Nearly every inch has a scrape, scuff or scratch. Guitar has not been tested and is sold AS-IS for parts or repair or restoration. Photos show actual item(s) you will receive. More great antiques and collectibles in my store! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Your ... more

KALAMAZOO / GIBSON MODEL-1 TUBE GUITAR / HARP AMP 5W NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION
DEANSBORO, NEW YORK, 13328, USA
$214.99

Mid 60's Kalamazoo Model-1 tube amp. Great little amp for harp or guitar. All original except tubes have been replaced with good quality vintage USA. I have not seen a cleaner example. Tolex is VG with minor wear. Slight 60HZ hum. I did not recap or replace two prong power cord, that will be the new owners option. Sold as is(vintage electronics). No international shipping!!! Pay Pal preferred. I will insure for full value at my cost.... more

Gibson Kalamazoo KG-1 Seafoam Green Maestro Vibrola Tailpiece Original Case
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 89158, USA
$250.00

This is an excellent American Made Vintage guitar from the 1960's that both looks and sounds the part!For your consideration is a 1960's Kalamazoo KG-1 featuring a “mustang” style body, slab rosewood fingerboard, a maestro vibrola tailpiece (these alone sell for close to $200). The Kalamazoo line was made by Gibson in the USA during the mid-1960s to compete with entry level imported solid body electrics. Guitars featured an MDF (Masonite) body and a maple neck with slab rosewood fretboard. ... more

RARE VINTAGE 1930’S KALAMAZOO 6 STRING ANTIQUE ACOUSTIC GUITAR MADE IN USA
PARADISE, CALIFORNIA, 95969, USA
$1322.00

Hard-to-find 1938 Kalamazoo made by Gibson in good condition need some TLC on the slightly deforming belly and the bridge... more

Vintage 1960’s Gibson Kalamazoo Model One Guitar Tube Amp ORIGINAL WORKS!
LOGAN, UTAH, 84321, USA
$300.00

Up for sale is a 1960’s Kalamazoo model one electric amp, which was designed and built by Gibson. It is in original condition, and has been tested. Plays great, and both of the inputs work. Tubes take about 30 seconds to warm up, but work great still! This is a fantastic collectors piece, or maybe a recording amp because it sounds amazing! Don’t miss out on this real vacuum tube amp! * Sold as is. view pictures carefully *... more


Vintage Gibson Kalamazoo KG Archtop Acoustic Guitar & Gigbag
DOWNINGTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, 19335, USA
$1000.00

WELCOME Up for sale is a vintage Gibson Kalamazoo KG Archtop Acoustic Guitar Includes padded Gigbag Guitar has a straight neck and low action and is very playable. It sounds great with a rich tone. Frets are solid and upgraded Grover tuners hold nicely. As you can see this guitar originally had pickups- all electronics have been removed and are not included. Body is in solid condition with wear as expected from a guitar this age. See photos for details. Gigbag is in great shape. Smoke free ... more

Vintage GIBSON EPIPHONE Kalamazoo, MI ACOUSTIC GUITAR Musical Instrument w / Case
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN, 49286, USA
$175.00

Title: Vintage Acoustic Guitar Description: Presented for your consideration is this vintage acoustic guitar. The guitar was made by Epiphone, a division of the Gibson Guitar company. The guitar is quality made with a stripe design around the sound hole and black and red marbled pic guard. The body of the guitar is made of spruce with walnut sides. The headstock is painted black with the Epiphone insignia in silver coloring. At the top of the headstock "Epiphone" is written in mother of pearl ... more

1930's Kalamazoo KG-11 Guitar, Repaired, Mostly Original, Case, Shipped!
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, 73107, USA
$1000.00

No reserve auction starting at $1000 for this mostly original Kalamazoo KG-11 Guitar. Brazilian Rosewood fret board and bridge, mahogany body and neck. 3 piece spruce top. No cracks other than a seam separation in the top lower bout between the bridge and the butt of the guitar on the treble side. It has been repaired. And a pic guard crack that has been repaired. No markings other than "3911" or it could be "391A" on the neck block. Neck was reset, professional job and although the neck has a ... more

1966 Gibson Kalamazoo KG-2A - Red
JACKSON, MICHIGAN, 49203, USA
$680.00

1966 Gibson Kalamazoo KG-2A. Original Case and receipt of original purchase dated 7-28-1973. Whammy bar is missing and there is one screw (Picture #5) that is the correct pitch and length but different in color. Color missing (Picture #3) where your right arm would rest against body. Extra knobs and case keys with receipt in pick pocket. I kept the guitar in an environment as consistent as possible and viewing of side shots you can see no warping. Serial number of guitar is 50 (picture #5) ... more

1938 Kalamazoo KHG-11 Hawaiian Slide Acoustic Guitar | Made in USA
CORALVILLE, IOWA, 52241, USA
$949.99

1938 Kalamazoo KHG-11 Hawaiian Slide Acoustic Guitar | Made in USA This is the Hawaiian (slide) version of the legendary KG-11 guitar. In good used shape, especially for age. Big tone! This KHG-11 went through our shop recently, our luthier created a saddle and new bone nut and verified bridge is strong. The set-up and action are where they should be. No separation at heel. It has various scratches and signs of wear throughout, lots of mojo! This Kalamazoo KHG-11 has two small cracks on the back... more

Gibson C-0-Classic Guitar SN # 303247 Kalamazoo, MICH USA
LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, MARYLAND, 21093, USA
$750.00

This sale is for a gently used Gibson C-0- Classic model guitar serial no 303274 made in Kalamazoo, Mich, USA. I took this guitar to local guitar player and technician to inspect and I was told: This guitar is in very good and clean condition for its age and he could not find any issue / s with it. Please view all posted pictures including large images under item description, I am selling this guitar as is, as non working for parts final sale regardless of what the technician described. It comes... more

Vintage Gibson Kalamazoo Lap Steel Guitar 1938-39
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, 49001, USA
$450.00

Vintage Gibson Kalamazoo Lap Steel Guitar. This lap steel is fun to play. I'm not quite sure of the date. I believe it is between 1938-39(I purchased this from Guitar Center & was told that this was authenticated as a 1920's Lap Steel, but I can't confirm that in my research). It is quite a bit different Serial #F2244-43. All seems original except the tuners that had been replaced at one point. All elements are in working condition. Sounds great. Slight static when adjusting the volume. The neck... more

kalamazoo Km21 mandolin 1930's
IRONTON, OHIO, 45638, USA
$599.00

kalamazoo km 21 mandolin made by gibson in the 1930's, wide grain spruce bound archtop, mahogany sides and back, aftermarket pickguard and tuners it has a soundpost that someone gluded in on the pickguard side under the bridge, i dont know if the top may have dip down and they added the post to hold it up or maybe to enhance the sound, also looks like some clearcoate was sprayed on the back, sides neck and back of headstock a some point the mandolin plays and sounds great and loud comes with ... more

Kalamazoo KG-14 Vintage 1930's Acoustic
NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 01060, USA
$1500.00

Built in Kalamazoo, MI, these high quality, superbly made instruments were built right alongside their Gibson siblings and feature many similarities. One characteristic that Kalamazoo acoustics do not share with their Gibson brethren is the high price of admission. Oozing with vintage, Gibson-like mojo, this Kalamazoo isn't just aesthetically pleasing, it delivers big time tone! Constructed with a solid spruce top, mahogany neck, back and sides, rosewood bridge and fingerboard and ladder ... more

1930s KALAMAZOO KG-11 acoustic guitar - plays great
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 30318, USA
$1099.00

Great example of these depression-era guitars built by Gibson. Lots of honest play wear and character throughout, with a crisp, dry sound you can only get from an 80 year old guitar. Unlike most of these, this one plays great / the action is pretty good, it is not in need an expensive neck reset- I've owned it for about 15 years and the the neck & action has been stable the whole time. If you are not familiar with these, some of their most noticeable features include: ladder bracing under a ... more

Vintage Circa 1930's Kalamazoo KG-11 Acoustic Guitar Gibson Factory Made w / Case
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, USA
$1499.00

Vintage original 1930's Gibson Kalamazoo KG-11. Kalamazoo was made by Gibson in the Gibson factory. Plays and sounds real nice. Just had a neck set so it's playing great. Killer little vintage acoustic for a fraction of the price of other vintage Gibsons. Has some repaired cracks they are all professionally repaired. Comes with a soft case. A killer little vintage guitar from the golden age! Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $65 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $250 ... more

Vintage Circa 1940 Grinnell KG-14 Made By Kalamazoo Acoustic Guitar Sunburst OSC
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, USA
$1799.00

A killer vintage Grinnell KG-14 made by Kalamazoo in the Gibson factory in 1940. Grinnell was a large music store in Michigan in the 1940's and Gibson / Kalamazoo made these guitars with their name on it in 1940. Plays and sounds amazing. It has had a fresh neck reset so the action is great! A killer little vintage guitar from the golden age! With original case, too. Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $65 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $250 International, $300 to ... more

Vintage Original Circa 1934 Kalamazoo KG-11 Original Dark Sunburst Finish
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, USA
$1495.00

Here's a stunning vintage original circa 1934 Kalamazoo KG-11 in original dark Sunburst finish. Stunning small burst finish. All original with a wonderful neck angle and excellent playability and tone. Our tech just did a neck set on it so it's playing great. Nice straight neck. No fret buzz or issues, just smooth playability. A large benefit to the instrument. Tone is out of this world. Nice warm vintage tones. Comes with a soft case. Pedal is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $65 shipping in the... more

Vintage Kalamazoo Oriole Electric 6-String Guitar w / Case
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, 46637, USA
$599.99

VintageSerial F1011-57Kalamazoo OrioleElectric Guitar 6-StringElectricApproximately 32" Overall Length Includes Kalamazoo Oriole Electric Guitar & Case Only This is a pre-owned item. It is in okay condition with heavier normal wear. Guitar has lots of scratches, dings, etc Needs some work & a heavy cleaning as well. Strings need replacing Not sure if all pieces are original. Also unclear if case is original, which has lots of wear inside & out Item is being sold AS IS - No Returns Please do ... more


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