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Open-Box Thin Twin Electric Guitar Condition 2 - Blemished Blonde 190839240903

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Product Price $852.87
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The K161 Kay Thin Twin electric guitar was originally introduced in 1952 and was known as the "Jimmy Reed" or "Howlin' Wolf" model. T-Bone Burnett pl...Click To Read More About This Product

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This gear was returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.

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(Open Box) Re-create the sounds of the early rock and blues masters with this reissue.

The K161 Kay Thin Twin electric guitar was originally introduced in 1952 and was known as the "Jimmy Reed" or "Howlin' Wolf" model. T-Bone Burnett played a Thin Twin to back up Robert Plant and Allison Krause at the 2009 Grammy Awards. The Thin Twin was the first guitar able to create that unique blues sound from the special Kay interior bracing that made the instrument a favorite among blues players as well as rockers of the '50s and '60s.

The Thin Twin got its name from its two blade pickups, known for their distinctive clean, sharp, sustaining sound. The Thin Twin's hollowbody chamber parallel bracing produces that gutsy, bluesy, raw sound, creating a clean natural distortion without feedback. Includes case.

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  • Body: Single-cutaway, tone-chambered, hollowbody acoustic with special feedback-resistant bracing.
  • Back: Parabolic arched maple
  • Sides: Maple
  • Top: 3-ply flamed maple
  • Purfling: Multi-ply checkerboard celluloid binding
  • Neck: Set one-piece, straight-grained Canadian maple with single-ply binding
  • Frets: 20 medium nickel-silver
  • Inlays: 6 block pearloid
  • Fingerboard: 26" scale rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-style, 3 per side
  • Bridge and Tailpiece: Chrome individual saddle-style mounted bridge with height adjustment thumbwheels and chrome trapeze tailpiece
  • Top Nut: Bone
  • Headstock: Original gold chevron displaying 3-D raised "Kel-von-a-tor" style emblem
  • Finish Coat: High-gloss polyester protective polymer
  • Electronics:
    • Pickups: 2 chrome Thin Twin single-coil Blade pickups
    • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way bat-style toggle selector
    • Output jack: Side-mounted
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