Gibson Kalamazoo Bass Neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Aaron W Lowther, Jan 13, 2019.


  1. Aaron W Lowther

    Aaron W Lowther

    Jan 13, 2019
    I've got a vintage Gibson Kalamazoo KB-1 Bass neck and I was wondering if anyone knew what it would otherwise fit on? Fender bodies? Gibson/Epiphone bodies?

    I appreciate the assistance.
     
  2. Slidlow

    Slidlow Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Oshawa, Canada
    Pictures?
     
  3. Will_White

    Will_White

    Jul 1, 2011
    Salem, OR
    Dimensions?
     
  4. Aaron W Lowther

    Aaron W Lowther

    Jan 13, 2019
    My apologies, I don't think I didn't make myself as clear as necessary. I purchased the neck online and have yet to receive it, so I don't have dimensions. I was just hoping someone knew off the top of their head. The dimensions don't seem to be published anywhere on line that I can find.
     
  5. Aaron W Lowther

    Aaron W Lowther

    Jan 13, 2019
    My apologies, I don't think I didn't make myself as clear as necessary. I purchased the neck online and have yet to receive it, so I don't have dimensions. I was just hoping someone knew off the top of their head. The dimensions don't seem to be published anywhere on line that I can find.
    VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION | eBay
     
  6. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
  7. This seems rather odd to me. In the auction where this was purchased, he claims it is a 32" medium scale neck.

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    I owned the "mustang" version of this bass and it was definitely short scale (30.5"). As you can see below, both of the Kalamazoo models had 30.5" short scale necks. It's easy to tell, simply measure from the inside of the nut to the 12th fret and then double it when you get it - and that will give you the scale length.

    When you get it, if it is medium scale, please report on this. I would find that pretty fascinating from an historical perspective.

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