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

Price: $495.00