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Rare Vintage 60's Kawai Japan Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/Vibrato & Gig Bag

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Rare Vintage 60's Kawai Japan Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/Vibrato & Gig Bag


Rare Vintage 60's Kawai Japan Hollow Body Electric Guitar w/Vibrato & Gig Bag

Welcome to Musicdungeon. You are bidding on an insanely cool vintage piece. This is the 60's Kawai Japan hollow body electric guitar. 24" scale. 1 11/16" nut width. 14.75" bottom bout. 1.43" deep. This is  a really cool rare example. Kawai is from the company that produced Teisco guitars- so the lineage is definitely here. For a smaller bodied guitar, this has a big sonic footprint. The maple back/sides combine with the spruce top in a hollow body design to create a guitar with rich low end mids. The acoustic resonance here is absorbed by the dual single coil pickups resulting in a very balanced overall tone. The bridge pickup has some nice sparkle with some solid 'body'. The neck pickup is very warm with good clarity. Even though this is a hollow body, it takes to moderate gain beautifully. The pickups open up with sweet mids and tight bottom end. The neck pickup's natural sustain grows exponentially. The control layout is very simple- a single volume, tone, and 3 way switch. Perfect. The neck here is just .80" thick at the 5th fret with a flat C profile- add to that the 9.5" fretboard radius and you have yourself a great player. Easy chording and comfy bends. The icing on the cake is the vibrato. This feels as smooth as it looks- silky pitch effects and note vibrato. A great time. The look here is nice & classy- trans sunburst finish with some nice reds showing off the grain patterns underneath. Multi-ply body binding, raised tortoise 'guard, bound headstock, & Kawai inlay on the headstock all round out the gorgeous build here. Excellent condition- there are some small marks, to be expected, and a bit of binding separation in the bass side cutaway(pic), but very clean overall. The frets here are clean- just professionally setup with action of 7/64" at the 12th fret. This is your chance to get your hands on a very rare piece from Kawai- the 60's hollow body w/vibrato. Includes padded gig bag. This is a no reserve auction- don't pass this by!

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6. Unfortunately, we can no longer ship to the Russian Federation due to a high rate of theft.

7. Due to new USPS guidelines- certain countries will not accept USPS packages over 42". If that is the case, we can remove the neck or, if it is a set/neck-thru we can ship Fedex International for an additional charge.

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