“Laminated top and back in the versatile Kalamazoo body size is the gigging jazz players dream”

Kalamazoo K165L

Kalamazoo body size with laminated flame maple top and back for improved performance at louder volume levels.   Solid flame maple sides, and available in your choice of body depth.  Excels in live performance situations where feedback is an issue.

Standard Specs

  • 16-1/2″ lower bout (in between 175 and L5)
  • Laminated high flame maple top and back
  • Solid flame maple sides
  • Parallel top bracing in the Kalamazoo tradition
  • Maple neck (with rosewood strips)
  • Ebony fingerboard, head plate, finger-rest
  • Trapeze tailpiece with hand-crafted and hand-fitted floating bridge
  • Choice of custom wound Lollar or Armstrong set-in PAF style pickups
  • Standard binding package
  • No neck inlays
  • Figured pearl deco “W” headstock inlay
  • Available in thin “Byrdland” depth, mid depth, or full L5 depth
  • Single volume and tone controls
  • Gotoh 18:1 tuners
  • Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, natural finish standard
  • Mono gig bag


  • Deluxe binding package (multi fine line body and fingerboard binding, and headstock binding)
  • Mahogany neck (no charge)
  • Rosewood fingerboard and matching head plate and finger-rest (no charge)
  • Custom P-90 pickups
  • Dual volume dual tone control set up with 3-way switch
  • Block mother of pearl fingerboard inlays
  • Whittemore wind PAF pickups
  • Sunburst or vintage amber finish
  • Deluxe hardshell case