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VINTAGE & RARE Mid 1960s KAWAI, Made in Japan. THIS IS A VINTAGE 1960S ERA INSTRUMENT! PLEASE DON’T EXPECT IT TO SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE, OR PLAY LIKE THE 2022 SQUIER STRATOCASTER YOU TRIED OUT AT GUITAR CENTER! Nut is 1 & 5/8th inch. Scale is 23 & 5/8th inches. Solid Body. Circa 1965. This is a great example of the vintage and increasingly rare early electric guitars that were made in Japan by Kawai and are sought after by collectors. Kawai had MANY sub brands as well as models branded as “KAWAI”. Sound: the pickups are 100% functional, Made in Japan, circa mid 1960s. I do not offer my humble opinions on sound, which might be misunderstood (and later become a point of contention between seller and buyer as in: "You said it sounded like a Stratocaster but it doesn't")... especially since the actual "sound" of an instrument depends on so many variables like strings, player technique, and amplifier settings.

         All of my guitars have been fully tested and are functional. All of my guitars have been “set up” (neck straightness adjusted when possible, fingerboard oil treated (if rosewood/laurel/ebony), action set, pickup height optimized, intonation checked) to MY PERSONAL PREFERENCES (as LOW as possible). Please note: “setups” are not “one size fits all”. Your personal set up requirements might be different from mine, so, additional adjustments may be needed to suit your setup preferences. To protect the guitar from damage, the string tension will be relieved before shipping per Reverb.com requirements. You'll need to tune the guitar to pitch when it arrives. Let the instrument acclimate to your environment! Differences in altitude and temperature from my shop to your location have an effect on the instrument. Additionally, vibrations caused during days in a truck being shipped to you might loosen screws and bolts! This is a perfectly NORMAL occurrence during shipping! It doesn’t mean your instrument is DAMAGED! Because of all these factors, you will NOT be able to pull this instrument out of the shipping box and start playing it! Also, for optimal sound and playing ease, I advise buyers to put a new set of strings on the guitar, the string brand and gauge of their preference. If your guitar has a Tremolo Bridge DO NOT OVERTIGHT TREMOLO ARM WHEN YOU INSTALL THE ARM!!! YOU CAN DESTROY THE TREMOLO ARM BLOCK!!! I suggest you watch some YouTube videos about installing and using Tremolo Arms BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO INSTALL AND USE A Tremolo Arm.

***Condition Disclaimer***PLEASE READ THIS!
This is a USED item.
Please see images for details and ask any questions you may have I strive to provide detailed photographs that accurately represent each item I sell. However, there may be some scratches, nicks, dents, scuffs, chips, and other honest wear that do NOT SHOW UP IN A PHOTOGRAPH, as well as variations in color due to photographic lighting! Please do not hesitate to request additional SPECIFIC photos of an item BEFORE YOU PURCHASE! 100% full functionality of an item as if it were “brand new” is not implied and cannot be guaranteed.

I list PREVIOUSLY OWNED items. Please read the condition description in my listing and study the Reverb.com definition for each condition grade. Please do not expect a “MINT” guitar if I have posted “GOOD” condition in a listing.

I DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS OR ACCEPT RETURNS!

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Listeda year ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Vintage Made in Japan Offset Body Electric Guitar
Finish
  • Red Burst
Categories
Year
  • 1960s
Made In
  • Japan
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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Steve the Guitar Doctor

Butler, NJ, United States
Sales:1,986
Joined Reverb:2018

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