1936 Gibson-made Kalamazoo KHG-11 acoustic guitar converted to Spanish sunburst
1936 Gibson-made Kalamazoo KHG-11 (FON 334B) Hawaiian guitar converted to Spanish. All original except new StewMac Golden Age tuners with black oval buttons, new compensated bone saddle and new ebony bridge pins & end pin. The guitar is pretty clean for being 86 years old. Overall, it has some expected play wear on the body, with some dings and scratches. Top has no cracks. Back has some small repaired cracks that are completely stable. Since this guitar was originally set up as a Hawaiian, the back of the neck has almost no play wear and original frets are also pristine and untouched. Rosewood fingerboard as no ruts or other signs of wear.
Action is 2mm (.079”) on the treble side and 3mm (.118”) on the bass side, at the 12th fret. Saddle slot, in original rosewood bridge, was filled and slanted slot cut for new bone saddle. Intonation is dead-on accurate. Great sounding guitar and ready to play. Comes with non-original period felt-lined chipboard case. Case is in very good condition with no major wear or damage.
Neck: Mahogany V-profile - 1 15/16” Nut
Body: Adirondack Red Spruce top, Solid mahogany back & sides
Body Dimensions: 14 ¾” wide at the lower bout 17 ¼” Long and 4” deep
Overall Length: 37”
Scale Length: 24 ¾”
Strings: D’Addario 11-52 Phosphor Bronze