Kalamazoo Cromwell / L50 / 1939 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale
Cromwell are one of the lesser known depression era brands made by Gibson between 1934 - 1940. They have a similar look and feel to the Gibsons of the same era, but were built with budget in mind. Consequently these guitars were built more lightly, and because of that have aged really well - now more resonant than the Gibsons equivalents. This is a particularly rare example, all the Cromwells I’ve had before have a single vertical line through the centre of the fingerboard, this as twin lines. Also a blonde finish is a rarity in itself. This guitar works really well for blues, jazz and swing, has a very comfortable V profile neck, and a great playing action all the way along the fingerboard. It’s in very good condition, with just one repaired back crack, and one repaired shoulder crack. The headstock now has a Kalamazoo logo which, although not original, has been done very well. This guitar has really striking good looks, and a wonderful vintage feel. It comes in a non original hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.