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Kalamazoo KG-14 1930s - 1940s Sunburst

Experience the Timeless Appeal of the Kalamazoo KG-14 Sunburst at Guitars on Main

Dive into the rich history of acoustic guitars with the beautifully restored Kalamazoo KG-14 Sunburst. Believed to be from around 1937, this piece captures the essence of a golden era in music craftsmanship, combining vintage charm with enhanced playability.

Restoration Highlights and Features:

  • Stable Neck Joint: The neck joint remains in excellent condition, ensuring stability and sustain.
  • Bridge Restoration: Previously lifting, the bridge has been expertly removed and re-glued to enhance structural integrity and sound quality.
  • New Saddle Installation: Adds clarity and richness to the tone.
  • Crack Repairs: Carefully repaired to preserve the acoustic properties and durability.
  • Neck Heatsetting: Adjusted to reduce bowing, improving playability and comfort.
  • Body Hydration and Top Enhancement: The wood has been hydrated to revitalize its appearance and response, with improvements made to the top for better sound projection.

Though the action is slightly higher at 3.5 mm at the 12th fret on the sixth string, it adds to the instrument's vintage character, appealing particularly to those who appreciate a more authentic old-school playing experience.

Aesthetic and Authenticity: The sunburst finish of this guitar has aged gracefully, showcasing a warm, inviting patina that resonates with history and character. While not certain of its exact year, the KG-14’s style and construction suggest a mid-1930s origin, adding to its collectible value.

A Treasure of Musical History: This guitar is more than an instrument—it’s a portal to a bygone era. Each mark and imperfection tells a story of decades of music-making. Discover the unique character and soulful sound of the Kalamazoo KG-14 Sunburst at Guitars on Main, where history meets modern playability.

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