Kay Reissue BARNEY KESSEL Pro K1700V - Guitar Only

Originating in 1954, eventually becoming the Barney Kessel Pro, this was the first of three Gold “K” Series Signature Guitars. At 13” wide, this powerful instrument was created with Singers and Songwriters in mind. The K1700V Pro is the smallest of the three but surprisingly packs the greatest punch. The Kay Guitar Company has reissued the Pro and recreated this unique instrument that appeals to the “vintage” player as well as today’s demanding modern performer.

About This Guitar:
This guitar features a comfortable sized body...  13" wide.  Short 24 3/4" scale for fast fingering and easy playing... same electronic equipment as the Jazz Special and Artist.  Semi-solid construction assures "solid body" ruggedness and "acoustical guitar" response and tone quality.

Available in Jet Black, Natural Blonde and Tobacco Sunburst.

* Body: 13" wide, single-cutaway, arched top hollow body
* Back: Parabolic arched flame maple
* Sides: Flame maple
* Top: 3-ply flame maple
* Purfling: 4-ply black and white celluloid binding, top and back
* Pick Guard: Silver-backed acrylic with gold leaf Barney Kessel signature
* Neck: Set cantilevered dovetail, one-piece, straight-grained Canadian maple with single-ply binding
* Frets: 22 medium nickel-silver
* Inlays: 9 block pearloid
* Fingerboard: 24 3/4" scale rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius
* Tuning Machines: Grover "Sta-Tite", 3 per side, chrome with chrome buttons
* Bridge and Tailpiece: Chrome individual saddle-style mounted bridge with height adjustment thumbwheels, rosewood base and unique chrome "crosshair" trapeze tailpiece
* Top Nut: Bone
* Headstock: Original 3-D raised gold "K" chevron on a gold dot white luncheonette "Full Kel-von-a-tor" headstock face
* Finish Coat: High-gloss polyester protective polymer

* Pickups: 2 Kessel "Kleenex Box" Gold K Series single-coil with adjustable pole pieces
* Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle selector
* Knobs: Transparent Amber.  2 volume, 2 tone, custom "Radio" reflector
* Output Jack: Side-mounted

Product Specs

Brand New (New)
Barney Kessel Pro K1700V
Jet Black
Hollow Body


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Kay Vintage Reissue, LLC
Joined Sep 2015
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Kay Reissue Barney Kessel Gold "K" Signature Series Pro K1700V - Jet Black - Guitar Only
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