Video Demo 1956 Old Kraftsman by Kay Model 4144 Sizzler Dual Kay Pancake Pickups Pro Setup Orig Case

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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting..

A really cool 1956 Old Kraftsman by Kay Sizzler Model 4140 Guitar with original soft shell case…This is a set neck guitar that plays and sounds wonderful...Really cool guitar!

These guitars were only made from1956 thru 1960…The Tan and white ones were only made from1956 thru 1958…No dates on this one, I am calling it a 1956..

Be sure to check out the video demo we did for this cool guitar!

Awesome dark sounding Kay Pancake Case Pickups that are screaming for Blues to be played thru them. Very powerful for its time. Some of these pickups can get thin. These are certainly not those. I was shocked when I plugged it in.. The middle position sounds almost out of phase. Very cool effect for such an early guitar.

When we got this guitar the pickguard was beyond salvaging. Our Techs made a brand new one from the outline of the original. It looks great. We replaced the input jack and one knob was missing. We added one that was close. Other than that, its all original. Check out the original Single Line Tuners. Great shape.

This cool Kay made Old Kraftsman has a 25 1/2 inch scale neck. The nut measures 1 11/16 wide. The neck is really fat. I would call it a full C profile. Not a D but fuller than an medium. Feels bid in the hands. Cool neck! It also has a neck adjustment accessed thru the back of the neck heel. See pic 11. They don't work great but its there. LOL...

New 10 gauge strings and this guitar is ready to go. Set neck and again, all mostly original! Even the Old Kraftsman Stenciled Logo is still with this one. These guitars are very hard to find..Super RARE!!,, see pics....this guitar is sick its so cool!

These guitars came in Brown and white or Black and White Plextone. Really cool Brown color on this one …Cool finish..Won’t show fingerprints..LOL

Heres some info I found on the internet regarding these cool Kay guitars.

The Kay Musical Instrument Company really hit its stride in the late 1950s and early 1960s with the electric guitar’s surge in popularity. Kay was offering original designs with budget friendly prices that allowed the masses to enjoy this new style of music. Kay models such as the Thin Twin and the Barney Kessell Signature guitar have become desirable vintage collectibles with unique styling and tone. The Sizzler was a solid body electric guitar offered by Kay in the late 1950s that featured a hot pickup, set neck and killer late 50s aesthetics.

This guitar is Pro Setup and plays great. The original brass frets still have plenty of life in them and we have this guitars setup with awesome playing low action…No sore fingers with this one….Sounds wonderful with the Kay Pancake Case Pickups.

The case is as nice as the guitar. Original and a great home for your cool Sizzler! All latches, hinges and original handle is there. Even the accessory box is still with it. The lid is taped on...of course...

This guitar is Uber cool but vintage and old so its sold as is no returns. However …I have been hand picking my customers instruments for over 20 years now and they all loved the guitars I found for them. This cool Old Kraftsman is certainly not going to be an except to that.

Thanks for checking out our cool guitars, parts and gear!!.

Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars

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