1936 Kalamazoo KG-14 (Carson Robsion)
The Carson J. Robison model KG-14 was only the second celebrity endorsed guitar by Gibson after the Nick Lucas. These are the higher style version of the standard KG-14. Structurally identical to the basic KG-14 but with finer finish appointments that set it apart from the standard model like the lighter piece of figured Brazilian rosewood for the fretboard and an added shade of red between the orange and black in the burst and a lighter stain on the mahogany back, sides and neck that make these stand out from the crowd. Cream colored tuner buttons and white bridge pins and a bone nut instead of the standard ebony complete the higher end all original look. Pro set up. Stunningly crazed with that sought after ladder braced Gibson-Kalamazoo sound country blues pickers go for.
There is nothing better in the KG-14 model line than one of these. New compensated bone saddle complete the pro set up. The over all finish is very clean with that depression era Gibson crazing. The B FON number indicates 1936.
There are two cracks on the back which have been expertly repaired and cleated.