1937 KALAMAZOO ARCHTOP PARLOR GUITAR

This sunburst archtop parlor was built by the mighty Gibson company to provide competition to the catalog guitars offered by Kay,Harmony and Supertone. Even at the lower price, the Kalamazoo was a very well built guitar with Mahogany back and sides and a solid bear clawed Spruce top. This guitar is all original with Kluson open back tuning machines in great shape. Check out the clean black buttons and beautiful headstock logo! The fretboard is Brazilian Rosewood with original bar frets and the pickguard is here too. The lower bout measures 14.5″ and the upper bout 10″ with the body depth at over 4″.

This is a wonderfully well preserved vintage beauty that sounds better than it looks and has the original vintage case as well. Wow now that’s a catalog guitar! Thanks Gibson.

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