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1972 Gibson showcase brochures
1972 Gibson showcase brochuresIn 1972 Gibson produced a series of 'Guitar of the Month' brochures, each dedicated to one of their high end models, the Les Paul Recording guitar, L5-CES, ES-175D, Super 400-CES, ES-355TD-SV and Byrdland. Each brochure was a single sheet folded into four panels, with details of the instruments themselves, their features, musical purpose, and a little history behind the development of each guitar. Only the Les Paul Recording was a new model; the others were all well established in the Gibson line. Follow the link to see scans and further information on these leaflets and other Gibson guitar catalogues from the CMI and Norlin periods.
1966 Kalamazoo KB-1 bass
Kalamazoo KB-1 bass Gibson assembled these 30 1/2" scale Kalamazoo KB-1 basses in their electronics plant in Kalamazoo, MI - separate from the main Gibson plant. They used the same components and hardware as on the Gibson EB bass series; but with a pre-painted masonite body and a bolt-on maple neck; a very different construction to Gibson's usual output. Initially the KB bass had a Mustang-shaped body (see the 1966 Kalamazoo KB-1, left), which was soon redesigned with the classic SG shape (see the 1967 Kalamazoo KB-1, right). Have a listen to sound clips of this bass here.
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Kalamazoo KG guitar shipping data
Production totals for the Kalamazoo KG guitar line

Kalamazoo KG Guitar | Pricing and Shipping Totals | Kalamazoo KB bass | 1966 Kalamazoo Catalogue


See also the Kalamazoo KB bass guitar shipping totals

  1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Total
KG1 Flame Red 328 1020 350 152 58 1908
KG1A Flame Red 570 975 379 117 91 2132
KG2 Flame Red 436 743 127 48 67 1421
KG2A Flame Red 659 2063 1268 395 154 4539
KG1 Glacier White 258 808 132 96   1294
KG1A Glacier White 256 1290 1104 59   2709
KG2 Glacier White 473 572 68 38   1151
KG2A Glacier White 369 1693 463 202   2727
KG1 Las Vegas Blue 165 815 116 27   1123
KG1A Las Vegas Blue 29 1093 225 46   1393
KG2 Las Vegas Blue 243 580 73 14   910
KG2A Las Vegas Blue 112 1747 737 91   2687
Total Kalamazoo KG guitar 3898 13399 5042 1285 370 23994
Total as percentage 16% 56% 21% 5% 2%


Total Kalamazoo KG production23994
Total by colourFlame Red: 10000 (42%)
Glacier White: 7881 (33%)
Las Vegas Blue: 6113 (25%)
Total by modelKG2A: 9953 (42%)
KG1A: 6234 (26%)
KG1: 4325 (18%)
KG2: 3482 (15%)
Peak year1966

Kalamazoo KG guitar pricing

Kalamazoo price lists, 1966 and 1967All prices quoted are USA zone 1

  1966 1967 1968 1969
Kalamazoo KG1 $89.50 $89.50    
Kalamazoo KG1a $99.50 $99.50    
Epiphone Olympic Special $139.50 $159.50 $169.50  
Epiphone Olympic $149.50 $169.50 $182.50  
Gibson Melody Maker $149.50 $159.50 $169.50  
Kalamazoo KG2 $104.50 $104.50    
Kalamazoo KG2a $114.50 $114.50    
Epiphone Olympic Double $179.50 $189.50 $204.50  
Gibson Melody Maker D $179.50 $189.50 $199.50  

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VINTAGE KALAMAZOO KG-2 MADE IN USA BY GIBSON! FOR PARTS OR PROJECT! LOOK!

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1966 Kalamazoo KG-2 PELHAM BLUE!!!

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Vintage 1936 Gibson Kalamazoo KG-11 6-string acoustic guitar --- FREE SHIPPING!!

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Kalamazoo Gibson KG Guitar Neck 1960's Serial #000529

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1941 Kalamazoo by Gibson KG-14 NICE! Plays & Sounds Great! L-00

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Vintage 1937-39 Kalamazoo Gibson Guitar KG-31 Archtop Acoustic L-50 Size VG+Cond

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1960s Kalamazoo KG-2 electric guitar vintage PELHAM BLUE two pickup

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Kalamazoo 1966 KG-1Solidbody Guitar - Refurbished with an NOS Hardcase

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Vintage 1930's Waverly tuner strip for Gibson L-00 Kalamazoo KG-11

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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO KG-1 KG-2 GUITAR CASE USED CONDITION OFF SET BODY (#4)

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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO KB-1 BASS GUITAR CASE USED, EB-0 BODY SHAPE

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KALAMAZOO KG 2 CUSTOM PICK GUARD

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1933 Kalamazoo Senior Rope Sound Hole KG-11 Gibson

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Vintage 1969 Kalamazoo KG-1 Electric Guitar Made By Gibson Plays & Sounds Great

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1960's Gibson Kalamazoo KG-2 Vintage Red Guitar

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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO BRAND KG-1 KG-2 SG GUITAR NECK GOOD (EZZ)

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Ed Comment left 6th December 2012 06:06:54
Need help finding parts for Kalamazoo KG1.

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