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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: 1967 Kalamazoo KG-2A Reply with quote

Guitar Center had one for pretty cheap listed as five stars with a case. Had to get it. Looks a lot like this one.

image by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a guitar someone on here built a few years ago... Rob?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are these the ones made from sawdust?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they're made of sawdust with a fancy name. Not bad guitars at all, I had one for awhile.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Masonite with melody maker pickups, do an demo when you get it
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I read it has an mdf like body. Epoxy and wood pushed in to a mold. GC dude said it was light. We will see. Necks are supposed to be nice and pickups are supposed to be Melody Maker ones. It has a tummy contour. Gibson's budget student model to take on Fender's Mustang I guess?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew a dude who tried to strip one before and it disintegrated.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Yeah I read it has an mdf like body. Epoxy and wood pushed in to a mold. GC dude said it was light. We will see. Necks are supposed to be nice and pickups are supposed to be Melody Maker ones. It has a tummy contour. Gibson's budget student model to take on Fender's BRONCO I guess?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooterfinger has KG model with Mustangesque body, he rerouted it for P90s and I guess is satisfied with it
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Cooterfinger has KG model with Mustangesque body, he rerouted it for P90s and I guess is satisfied with it


Yeah, they're pretty neat guitars. Mine has some weight to it though.
The original pickups and trems go for big money so you can find the parted out body/necks on ebay
fairly regularly. I dig the necks. They'd be perfect for a bolt on firebird build.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headstock totally has a firebird vibe to it. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics or it didn't happen! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't arrive until next week. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woo it came so finally some pics. Before those, basic experience so far. VERY impressed with this one. The hardware seems to be very sturdy. A couple tuners could use lubrication, but it is pretty old so that isn't unusual. The pickups sound pretty great. Normal slight hum from single coil pickups, but very good tone. Intonated really well and has nice action. The tremolo is pretty cool. Good at subtle surfy sounds. The pots are pretty good. Might benefit from a spray, but I normally keep everything full so I am not worried. The slider switch is the same, but works ok as is. The neck is really nice. I like that it has a volute which surprised me. Why on a Kalamazoo and not a Gibby? LOL This seems to have come with it's original case and some other old stuff. You guys can check the pics and let me know what you think they are.

Here is the case.
IMG_7758 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7757 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7754 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

On the lid of the interior compartment.
IMG_7727 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

These were inside.
IMG_7726 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7725 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7724 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7723 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7720 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7750 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7751 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7752 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7753 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Oh and the guitar was in there also. In great shape except the nut and that still works fine.
IMG_7729 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7730 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7732 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7731 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7734 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7736 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7737 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7739 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7741 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7743 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7746 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7748 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

IMG_7747 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool pictures. Looks like it is in great condition and I guess it sounds great clean or slightly overdriven.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The strap's a period piece too - I like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! That's a sweet looking guitar and that strap is awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Pretty cool pictures. Looks like it is in great condition and I guess it sounds great clean or slightly overdriven.


I think it sounds pretty good with a lot of stuff. A lot like a mustang, but a little different tone. Was pretty excited to see the old goodies in it. Smile The strings box still has strings in it I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn! That's incredible! Shocked
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