2022 Fox Guitars Kalamazoo KG-11 00-Size Guitar

This oddball is a Fox Guitars release. It's an import instrument and apes the look of the old '30s Gibson Kalamazoo KG-11 models. It has some pretty different features, however, as compared to the originals. 

It's x-braced vs. the ladder bracing of the originals, has a very short scale length that's only found in the first year of production KG-11s (sub-24"), the soundhole placement is a little off and the hole a littel small, the neck is quite different (it's a medium C vs. the old big hard V), and the shoulders are a little more rounded and less "pinched" at the curve into the waist.

That said, on its own and not in comparison to a '30s Gibson product, it's quite a nice little guitar. It's still 00-sized but the shorter scale, different bracing, and rounder shoulders give it a bit of a Taylor GS Mini presence. It's a comfortable, easy-to-enjoy guitar and perfect as a couch-strummer or take-anywhere buddy.

It's not fancy but it does look nice and it handles and sounds good and it's not expensive -- who's to argue? Jose just gave it a "glorified setup" to bring it all on-spec and playing spot-on and it's good to go.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress and setup work as well as a fresh set of bridge pins.

  • Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz
  • Scale length: 23 9/16"
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Neck shape: medium C
  • Board radius: 14"
  • Body width: 14 1/2"
  • Body depth: 4"
  • Top wood: solid spruce
  • Back & sides wood: ply mahogany
  • Bracing type: x
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges: 52w-12
  • Truss rod: adjustable
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: medium

Condition notes: it's essentially a new guitar but there may be light scuffs, scratches, or tiny dings here and there that I'm missing.

It comes with: a gigbag.

Consignor tag: DDM