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For Sale: 1930's Gibson Kalamazoo Tenor Conversion

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This 1930's Gibson Kalamazoo began it existence as a tenor. The original flat back, sunburst, single bound maple resonator is in excellent condition without any buckle rash; the original 5/8" shell is now adorned with a replica Pyramid tone ring by Arnold Clayton. The custom 5 string maple conversion neck was built be luthier Don Bryant and features no hand stop; a rosewood finger board with bow tie inlays; stainless steel frets; the double- cut peg head sports the Gibson script on a horizontal plane and Fleur-De-Lis inlay. The inlays are all hand cut by Clifford Seals, and the finish work on the neck was performed by a band mate of Don Bryant's and is a perfect match of the 80+ year old resonator, new finish made to look old!
The neck is a very comfortable, fast neck to play; the stainless steel frets will last our lifetime and more! For those who like to store their capo up by the nut, this neck having no hand stop (like style 75's with straight grain maple necks) will allow you to do so without any problem whatsoever. The 1st thru 4th string tuners are Gotoh; the 5th string peg is a geared straight shaft 5 Star tuner. All the nickle plated metal parts are high quality Prucha made components. The head is a new old stock Pre EPA Remo. It is equipped with a 0.656" Crowe spaced, compensated Snuffy Smith bridge. Includes a like new replica "Red Line" hard shell case by Saga. Thank you for looking! (PICTURES TO BE POSTED SOON)




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Price: $1,750.00 USD

Shipping: Shipping to the lower continental United States. Buyer to pay actual shipping and handling costs.

Posted By: rbfour5

United States, Champaign, IL, 61822

Contact Info: Contact me through the Hangout, or call/ text me on my cell phone 317-263-4023

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Excellent Condition

Type: 5-String Resonator

Brand: Gibson Kalamazoo

Ad Status: Active, #63240

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