Kay Reissue BARNEY KESSEL Artist Guitar K6700V Designed in 1957 by Barney Kessel, the Artist has a 15 1/2” wide body and is the perfect guitar for Jazz Ensembles, Lounge or Combo Groups. Barney often used the K6700 Artist for recording sessions with the “Wrecking Crew” and artist like Elvis, Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina, etc. The Kay Guitar Company has reissued the Artist and recreated this versatile instrument to echo the Swinging ‘50s Jazz era. Custom fit wood hard-shell case is included with this purchase ($249. 00 Value) About This Guitar: This guitar features a comfortable mid-sized jazz body. . . 15 1/2″ wide and 3 3/8″ deep. Short 24 3/4″ scale for fast fingering and easy playing. . . same electronic equipment as the Jazz Special and Pro. An all around versatile guitar best suited for, but not limited to Jazz Ensembles and Blues/Jazz trios & quartets. Semi-solid construction assures “solid body” ruggedness and “acoustical guitar” response and tone quality. This is a reproduction of Barney Kessel’s favorite go-to recording guitar when working with artists such as Ike & Tina, Elvis, The Beach Boys and in “The Wrecking Crew” with Phil Spector.
- Limited Collector’s Production Run – 24 initial Authorized Signature Models released – includes Kay Certificate of Authenticity provided to Registered Owner. The only brand and models with the original “Barney Kessel” signature. 15 1/2″ wide, single cutaway, arched top hollow body, flame maple sides and back. Spruce top.
- Includes a set cantilevered dovetail, one-piece, straight-grained Canadian maple neck with single-ply binding, 22 medium nickel-silver frets.
- Has 10 Block Pearloid Fret-board inlays, 24 3/4″ Scale Rosewood Fingerboard with 12″ radius.
- Genuine Grover “Rotomatic” tuners, 3 per side, chrome plates with chrome buttons.
- 2 Barney Kessel unique and original “Kleenex Box” Gold K Series single-coil pickups with adjustable pole pieces. 2 Volume and 2 Tone Kay custom “Radio” reflector control knobs, 3-way toggle selector. Custom made wood hardshell case included with purchase!