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Jack M. Frost

Kalamazoo KG 11

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I have just acquired a ladder braced Kalamazoo acoustic which I believe dates back to the 1930's.I believe the shape indentifies it as a KG-11, as does the pick guard placement and shape.  But I'm wondering if it has been re-necked at some point, or if I'm missing something on the ID process.  It has 14 frets clear of the body and a "roof-top" peghead.  The literature I have seen says the following:

Regular acoustics from that period were indeed 14-fret guitars but had squared off peg heads

Guitars set up for Hawaiian had the rooftop shaped pegheads but were 12-fret guitars.

So what I have seems to be a hybrid unless I'm missing something.  Any advice?

I've attached a picture.. 


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