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Old Cromwell Acoustic

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:45 PM

Hello all

Can anyone help me with an old guitar, the name on the headstock is 'Cromwell', looking inside it says made by Gibson USA, Kalamazoo, Mich.

The serial number on the back is 211 6.

Just curious if anyone knows anything about these guitars, cant seem to find much on the web.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:57 PM

From 1935-39 Gibson built Cromwell guitars as a budget brand available through mail order businesses.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:19 AM

These were made mostly in the 1930s and are equivalent to midrange Gibsons of the same era. They are good quality guitars built with humble ingredients during the Great Depression.

I can't value it for you, but I didn't have any trouble at all finding information about them. Perhaps revise your search string to include the following three words: Cromwell, guitar, Kalamazoo
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