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1938 Kalamazoo KG-11 - X-Braced - w/ Case


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The 1938 Kalamazoo KG-11 Acoustic stands as a testament to the enduring quality and appeal of vintage American guitars. This particular model, fully playable and ready for enjoyment, represents a unique piece of musical history. Kalamazoo guitars, produced by Gibson in the 1930s and 1940s, were designed to be more affordable alternatives to the company's higher-end models. However, they have since become prized for their own distinctive sound and craftsmanship. This KG-11 has been meticulously restored to not only preserve its historical value but also enhance its playability and sound. Britton Guitars in Indiana has expertly addressed all the expensive issues that typically affect guitars of this age, including a neck reset, refret, and a conversion to scalloped X-bracing, which significantly improves the instrument's resonance and tonal clarity.

The guitar has been refinished in a natural color, highlighting the beauty of its wood and craftsmanship, and it is complemented by a striking Fox Firestripe pickguard, adding a touch of elegance and uniqueness to its appearance. The replacement tuners ensure smooth and stable tuning, a crucial aspect for both modern players and collectors. The restoration work has not only preserved this guitar's vintage charm but has elevated its sound quality, making it the best sounding KG-11 ever encountered by its restorers. The natural finish allows the guitar's tonal qualities to shine through, offering a warm, rich sound that is both clear and powerful.

Included with this remarkable instrument is a case, providing protection and making it easier for the new owner to transport this piece of musical heritage. Whether you're a collector of rare and vintage guitars, a professional musician seeking a unique sound, or an enthusiast of American guitar history, the 1938 Kalamazoo KG-11 Acoustic is an exceptional find. Its combination of historical significance, expert restoration, and unparalleled sound quality makes it a must-have for anyone passionate about vintage acoustic guitars.


  • Expertly restored by Briton Guitars in Indiana, including a neck reset, refret, and scalloped X-bracing conversion.
  • Refinished in natural color with a Fox Firestripe pickguard, enhancing its visual appeal.
  • Replacement tuners for improved tuning stability.
  • Best sounding KG-11 model ever encountered, offering superior tonal clarity and resonance.
  • Includes a case for protection and easy transportation.
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