1930's Kalamazoo - Sport Model
For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1930's Kalamazoo Sport.
Gibson produced the Kalamazoo line right alongside their more expensive models. This guitar was made as smaller 3/4 size guitar in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and features a sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, and what appears to be the original black hardshell case.
The Kalamazoo "Sport Model' was a very cool little 3/4 guitar, built on the body pattern of 1920's TG-1 tenor guitar. At just over 12" wide "Sport" is a demure size compared with some of the other Kalamazoo models. Outfitted with early Kluson strip tuners and adorned with the standard Kalamazoo silkscreen logo, it also features the"Sport Model" designation beneath. The top "sports" a typically nice late-30's style wide sunburst, with single binding on the edge and soundhole and a small firestripe celluloid pickguard. Made primarily for young students this is still a nicely made instrument fully the equal of other Kalamazoo models.
Recently serviced by our luthier where he reset the neck, retipped the tuners, and reglued the braces behind two small top cracks. Plays great and ready for the years to come!
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Very Good+
Case: Comes with what we believe to be the original black hardshell case
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