1960's Kent Model 820 MIJ

  • $550.00
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Summary: This Kent 820, made by Guyatone with a Bigsby Tailpiece was made in Japan in the late 60s/early 70s. It features a fully adjustable bridge (for fine tuning of both action and intonation), a Bigsby-esque vibrato, two single coil pickups , separate volume and tone controls, and a separate rhythm/lead boost switch to give it a slightly fuller sound for guitar solos.

Body: Maple in a sunburst finish.

Neck: Maple with a bound Rosewood fingerboard, 25.5” scale length, 1 5/8” nut width, 21 frets, pearl block inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Single coil pickups, tuning keys, Kent-engraved tremolo tailpiece with six-saddle adjustable roller bridge, 2 unoriginal knobs.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent shape. It has light surface scratches and small indentations on the body. There is crazing over the surface of the body adding that vintage character.The back of the neck has a few dings, and the frets show minimal wear. The back has light buckle rash. Overall, this guitar plays very well and sounds fantastic.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 7 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships without a case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.