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Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Thin Twin Left-Handed Electric Guitar

Item #: 
1500000000286839
Product Description:

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 th...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Features

  • Gloss-finished maple top, sides and back, tone-chambered body
  • 24.75"-scale hard maple neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual custom twin-blade pickups, 3-way switch
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, trapeze tailpiece, vintage-style tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Single Cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-Hollow
  • Body material: Solid Wood
  • Top wood: Laminated Maple
  • Body wood: Laminated Maple
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Individual volume Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics:
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Orientation: Left Handed
  • Country of Origin: China
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