New Kalamazoo KES-F Tribute Acoustic Electric Guitar Sunburst w/ case
Fox Guitars and the author of the book “The Other Brands of Gibson” presents another in the series of brand new tributes to the legendary pre-WWII Gibson-made Kalamazoo KES-F flat-top acoustic electric guitar. Construction features include: solid red spruce top with spruce x-bracing; solid mahogany back (ladder-braced), sides and neck; mahogany kerfed lining; 3-ply top binding and 1-ply back binding, 3-ply sound hole binding; C-shaped neck profile with volute and truss rod (adjustable inside the body below the fingerboard – wrench included); Single coil pickup with Alnico 5 magnets with 1 - volume and 1 - tone controls with Daka-ware-style octagon knobs. Glossy lacquer sunburst top, dark brown back, sides and neck; black head stock with white Kalamazoo logo; high quality 18:1 individual tuners with black buttons; solid Indian rosewood fingerboard with MOP dots, solid rosewood bridge with bone saddle and black pins; bone nut; celluloid fire stripe pickguard. Every guitar is set up at our facility before shipping. Guitar has a deep body that produces a fat resonant tone with plenty of punch akin to guitars with larger bodies. Great for strumming or finger-picking. Comes with custom printed padded case.
Note: This model requires an additional 5-7 days lead time.
Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.
Overall length: 37”
Lower bout: 14 1/2”
Upper bout: 10 1/8”
Waist: 8 1/2”
Body Length: 19 1/4”
Body Depth: 4 1/2” at tail, tapers to 3 3/4” at neck
Sound Hole Diameter: 4”
Scale length: 24 3/4”
String Spread Bridge: 2 5/16"
Nut Width: 1 3/4”
Top: Solid Red Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
Neck: Solid Mahogany
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Dots: Mother-of-pearl single dots 3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th frets, double dot at 12th fret.
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Side dots: White ABS
Strings: 11-52 D’Addario Phosphor Bronze (wound 3rd)
Tuners: 18:1 ratio individual nickel with black buttons
Bridge Pins: Black ABS
2 Black Metal Strap Buttons
Celluloid Fire Stripe Pickguard
Glossy Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sunburst Top; brown back, sides and neck; black head stock with white printed Kalamazoo logo.
Pickup and Electronics:
Artec vintage-style single-rail guitar pickup with a chrome rail, black plastic bobbins, side-by-side Alnico 5 magnets, single conductor with ground. Wax-potted. Mounting screws and springs allow for height adjustment. 8k output for a bright and punchy vintage sound. 2 - CTS mini-pots with Octagon knobs; 1/4" output jack.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER Includes guitar, black soft gig bag with custom imprinting, black cloth guitar strap* and custom imprinted Kalamazoo guitar picks. PLEASE ADD A NOTE IN “ORDER COMMENTS” INDICATING DESIRED T-SHIRT SIZE. Available in M, L or XL*
NOTE: These are custom made so please allow 3-5 days lead time.
*While supplies last