1930's Kalamazoo KM-21 w/ Chipboard Case Burst
Serial Number: 115A
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This is believed to be a Kalamazoo KM-21 that has been heavily played, but has exceptional feel, volume, and tone. Montgomery Wards sticker is on the inside of the sound hole.
Play worn "V" profile mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard offers great playability. Frets have seen better days and there is light buzzing throughout neck while fingerboard shows little play wear.
Acorn style body has a lifetime of play wear, but this still sounds fantastic. Arched top is slightly sinking. Vibes from this just makes you want to play it.
Piezo bridge pick up sounds great and was installed with one small drill hole in the spruce top.
Both bridge and tailpiece are updated and unoriginal. Original open back tuners work with ease.
Chipboard case looks to be original, but is in fair condition.