The Kalamazoo Guitar brand was a subsidiary of the Gibson Guitar Co. from Kalamazoo Michigan. At that time, it was a budget model offered price wise but these have come into their own over the last 30 years, some being fabulous original guitars from the late 30’s thru the early 40’s. This KGN-12 Oriole model was like Gibson’s L-oo & is probably the most beautiful 100% original example extent. Its all Blonde finish is stunning from its Spruce top to its very figured Maple back & sides. Its Fire Stripe’gard w/matching tortoise bindings front & back just pop making Gibson’s L-00 look rather dull in comparison. Its all original from its black button open back tuners to its rosewood fingerboard & bridge. Having a fresh & perfect neck set, she sings as good as any of these lovely smaller bodied guitars that are now over 80 years old. No cracks nor much play time, this is the quintessential example to own for the perfectionist. Its truly near mint & comes in its matching soft shell case.