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Designed in 1956, this full-size hollowbody archtop was the first performance choice for legendary jazz and studio guitarist Barney Kessel. Kay was t...Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Natural Blonde

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OVERVIEW

Experience the rebirth of an iconic artist signature instrument.

Designed in 1956, this full-size hollowbody archtop was the first performance choice for legendary jazz and studio guitarist Barney Kessel. Kay was the only guitar company Kessel ever endorsed with his signature, and they are proud to reissue this instrument in response to player's requests. With a full-sized, 17"-wide body and scatter-wound, wide-bobbin "Kleenex Box" pickups it delivers rich, warm sound that's great for jazz soloing or comping, and equally at home for bluesier and funkier genres as well. The classic "Kelvonator" headstock and period details provide a plenitude of cool '50s vibe as well. Case sold separately.

MPN: K8700VB
FEATURES
  • Gloss-finished arched spruce top, maple sides and arched back hollowbody
  • 24.75"-scale hard rock maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual wide-bobbin, scatter-wound single-coil pickups, 3-way switch
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, deluxe "crosshair" trapeze tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic tuners

Start swinging. Order your Barney Kessel K8700 Jazz Special today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Single Cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow Body
  • Top wood: Laminated Spruce
  • Body wood: Laminated Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Split Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Individual volume Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics:
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Custom Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Sealed
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Performance Level: Professional
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: China

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