Kalamazoo (Gibson) KG-2 Dakota Red 1960's


Named after the Gibson factory's hometown in Michigan, Kalamazoo guitars were produced from 1933 to 1942 and then from 1965 to 1970 as a sub-brand of Gibson.

Solid-body bodies made under the Kalamazoo name in the late '60s were similar to Fender offset bodies.

But this was replaced by an SG style body in 1968, which is the case for this model.

The KG-2 is specifically constructed with a two Melody Maker pickups and a fixed bridge.

Here is a very nice model from the late 1960s.

Technical characteristics :

  • Body: Masonite
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut:
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Frets: 22 frets
  • Scale: 24.75" (628 mm)
  • Profile: Slim C
  • Pickguard: White 1 ply
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Microphones: 2 Single Coil full covers type Melody Maker from Gibson
  • Controls: 2x Volume / 2x Tone / Microphone switch: 3 positions
  • Country of manufacture: United States
  • Year: 1960's
  • Finish: Dakota Red
  • Decorations: Key markers in white mother-of-pearl pastille
  • Details: Some traces of wear and dings, normal given its age

A superb look, very vintage and very pleasant playing comfort, this guitar is one of the best value for money in vintage guitars

With a superb vintage sound with magnificent grain, and microphones that take overdrive very well, this guitar really sounds as it should!

In short, an excellent vintage guitar!

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