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Barney Kessel Gold "K" Signature Series Artist Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

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Experience the rebirth of an iconic artist signature instrument.

Designed in 1957 by Barney Kessel, the K6700 Artist features a compact 15 1/2” wide body and is the perfect guitar for Jazz Ensembles, Lounge or Combo Groups. The Artist is a reproduction of Barney Kessel's favorite go-to recording guitar when working with artists such as Ike & Tina Turner, Elvis, The Beach Boys and in "The Wrecking Crew" with Phil Spector. The Kay Guitar Company has reissued the Artist and recreated this versatile instrument to echo the Swinging ‘50s Jazz era. An all around versatile guitar perfectly suited for jazz and blues, it's also a great guitar for Americana, soul, R&B and more. The K6700 build quality combines solid body ruggedness with a warm "jazz box" response and tone quality. Case sold separately. 


  • Gloss-finished arched spruce top, maple sides and arched back hollowbody
  • 24.75"-scale hard rock maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual wide-bobbin, scatter-wound single-coil pickups, 3-way switch
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, "crosshair" trapeze tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic tuners

Start swinging. Order your Barney Kessel K6700 Artist today.


Barney Kessel Gold "K" Signature Series Artist Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body shape: Single Cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow Body
  • Top wood: Laminated Spruce
  • Body wood: Laminated Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Bone
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Individual volume Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics:
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Custom Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Sealed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Performance Level: Professional
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: China
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