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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.


Vintage 1965-1970 Kalamazoo KG1a Electric Guitar
HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS, 01040, USA
$306.00

What can I say this guitar is very minty and sort of special. I am far from being a expert but the pick gaurd is some cool looking mother of pearl looking plastic and it has a wammy{vibrato} bar on it cooool. I and not sure about the date but these guitars where built 1965-1970. I am not an expert and I am guessing on the model and the date best guess If any experts in ebay land has any information I would be appreciated it. The blue color is very cool but not 100% original but if not ... more


Vintage 1936 to 1940 Kalamazoo KTG-11 Tenor Acoustic Guitar USA
CLEVELAND, OHIO, 44129, USA
$700.00

Here is a all original 1936 to 1940 Kalamazoo KTG-11 tenor guitar, made in the USA. I didn't see a serial #. This guitar is in very good condition for it's age. It has a crack on the top about one inch from the neck (see pics). It also has grain lines on the top, but they don't go through to the back. The neck is straight with good action. The frets show very little wear. This guitar could use a good cleaning and new strings. Included is the original soft shell case that is in great shape! This ... more

Heritage Kalamazoo USA H-535-OSB Figured Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar w / OHSC
PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK, 11803, USA
$1999.95

Heritage Kalamazoo USA H-535-OSB Figured Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar w / OHSC Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter... more

Kalamazoo KG-2 Gibson Student Model Glacier White Vintage Guitar
VINE GROVE, KENTUCKY, 40175, USA
$350.00

This is a Kalamazoo KG-2. Built as an affordable model during the 60's by Gibson to compete with Fender in the student guitar market. Made of MDF composite, this USA-made guitar has a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, a 24.75" standard Gibson scale, a super-comfortable 7.25" radius and the same single-coil pickups used in Melody Maker and Jr guitars of that era. The serial number is 00313 which according to a serial number dating site places this guitar's manufacture in 1967, but ... more

kalamazoo Lapsteel
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, 25304, USA
$395.00

Kalamazoo lapsteel Guitar in rough cosmetic condition, but works great and sounds great. Original pickup is strong and it sounds good, electronics are original, plastic knobs and the tuners are Non original. Good sounding vintage Lapsteel.... more

Gibson Kalamazoo ES-175 Electric Guitar
OAKTON, VIRGINIA, 22124, USA
$2100.00

1971 Gibson es 175. This instrument is all original with exception of replacement gold grover tuners. Beautiful blonde finish. OHSC, all latches work. Finish crack at heel, this was examined under bluelight at Garrett Park Guitar where I purchased the guitar. Zero structural issues with the neck. Overall excellent condition for a vintage 46 year old Jazz guitar. This is a Kalamazoo model Gibson! Guitar Type: Archtop Electric, Archtop Hollow BodyLower Bout Width, : 16″Body Depth, : ... more


1966 Kalamazoo KG1 USA Made SG Blue Vintage Electric Guitar with Original Case
FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, 72903, USA
$495.00

1966 Kalamazoo KG1 SG Gibson Melody Maker style Blue Vintage Electric Guitar. Plays and sounds excellent! Shows some signs of light wear and a little aging with a few light dings and light scratching with minimal fretwear. I believe the case is the original. Pickguard has a few splits in some around the screw area. Please see photos below. Item Photos click to enlarge... more

Rare 2013 Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo discontnued model - Excellent condition.
BEREA, OHIO, 44017, USA
$1699.00

Rare 2013 Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo made in USA. This guitar was only made one year and according to Wildwood Guitars, only 600 were produced, 300 export and 300 for the US market. It is a semi-hollowbody flat-top with a Byrdland scale of 23.5 inches. Also borrowed from the Byrdland is the flowerpot inlay on the head stock. The guitar is in like-new condition. No scratches, dings or fret wear. I only played it in my smoke-free apartment. Comes with OHSC and case candy. Search the Gibson site for ... more

Vintage 1930s Kalamazoo KG-31 Archtop W / Gig-bag!
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98126, USA
$1049.00

1930s Kalamazoo KG-31 Archtop The one, the only, the Elite Stratocaster. Built in the early 80s these guitars had some appointments similar to a normal Strat as well as some appointments that catered to the rockers from the era. This 83 Elite is overall in great shape and sounds fabulous. Great playability up and down the neck. Cool Strat! Comes with the original hardshell case. - See more at: http: / / www.vintageandrare.com / product / ... more

1979 Gibson Les Paul KM Kalamazoo Model Electric Guitar Hardshell Case One Owner
TAMPA, FLORIDA, 33617, USA
$4495.00

1979 Gibson Les Paul K.M. Electric GuitarVintage & Rare - Limited Edition Kalamazoo ModelOnly 1500 made! Gorgeous, near mint condition Les Paul K.M. ~ This guitar is all original and is in excellent shape with minimal cosmetic wear as shown in the pictures. Also comes with the original Gibson hardshell case - one of the latches on the back of the case is off - see picture. The case closes perfectly without it. The guitar needs a new set of strings. As stated in my previous guitar auctions, I ... more

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