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Offline NotRevGDavis

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Re: Kalamazoo KG-11 vs Kalamazoo KG-14
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2008, 02:39:12 PM »
Len at Vintage Nationals is a great guy.

I have a KHG-14 Kalamazoo and it has its own unique sound. One guitar I doubt I would part with.

I purchased mine from Bernunzio because they did all the repairs before selling.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008, 02:42:25 PM by NotRevGDavis »
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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Kalamazoo KG-11 vs Kalamazoo KG-14
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2008, 05:22:21 PM »
Kalamazoo KG-11 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar , c. 1935 *
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Re: Kalamazoo KG-11 vs Kalamazoo KG-14
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2008, 05:51:21 PM »
Why do Gibsons have to sound so good and cost so much?  If I could afford one... I'd be able to get a new car.

O'Muck, you're completely right.  I really do need to marry a rich woman.
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Re: Kalamazoo KG-11 vs Kalamazoo KG-14
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2008, 08:49:10 PM »
Find one with a lot of sisters for the rest of us.
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Offline Vintage Licks

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2010, 12:36:51 PM »
1935 KG11. For reference.
Call it the Weenie Campbell shuffle....
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Offline Annette

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2012, 12:46:10 PM »
I bought a 1930's Kalamazoo from Hanks in Denmark Street a while ago for ?500 - they had that and a same era Gibson for ?525 - I went for the Kalamazoo as it was in better nick and sounded more - bluesy!

I no longer have it - I sold it to my boyfriend so it's still in the family....

He also has a Kalamazoo archtop which has an identical body shape to the flattop.

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Offline Rivers

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 08:36:28 PM »
You sold it to your boyfriend? Excellent!

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2012, 07:38:06 AM »
What model was it, Annette? KG-11, KG-14, KGN-12??
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Offline Annette

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2012, 08:10:28 AM »
How do I tell the differences - and what model is the archtop likely to be.

My b/f also has a 1947 Gibson LG1.

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2012, 09:04:58 AM »
KG-14 looks like a Gibson L-00 and shares a sunburst finish. The KGN-12 or Oriole is the same shape, but has a natural finish (hence the "N") and the KG-11 is the slightly odd-shaped one (sunburst again).

I'm sure a quick Google Image search will throw up some relevant pictures.
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Offline Annette

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Re: Kalamazoo
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2012, 09:14:40 AM »
Yes the guy who used to play with Mike Messer and Stuart Cumberpatch in The Kennet Sheiks had the slightly odd shaped Kalamazoo!

Ours was (and is) like an L-0.

His 1947 LG-1 is louder though!

Does anyone know anything about Michigan brand spider cone  guitars - I know Harry Gurevich had one (which was stolen) - Chris (b/f) had one - and I had one (I'm playing that on one of my youtube clips) - sold that one to Chris too - hehe!

It's not all been one way though - I learnt my first few old time banjo tunes on a fretless banjo Chris sold me!

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