1959 Kay K-161 Jimmy Reed "Thin Twin" - Natural
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1959 Kay K-161 Jimmy Reed "Thin Twin" - Natural incl. brown alligator case
1959 Kay Jimmy Reed - Natural in very good condition for its age. The Kay ThinTwin guitar. The Kay K-161 ThinTwin electric guitar made from 1952 to 1959, was one of the longest produced guitars by Kay Musical Instrument Companay. The K161 Thin-Twin was commonly referred to as the "Jimmie Reed" guitar. Introduced not long after Gibson's Les Paul, the ThinTwin was a semi-hollow body guitar and larger than its name "thin" implied. The guitar's body was 2 3⁄4 inches (70 mm) deep. "ThinTwin" was a reference to the unique appearance of the dual pickups, having a very slim profile.Some minor weatherchecking on the nitro finish and only some little playwear! Hollowbody maple body with single-cutaway, 2x famous "Thinline" pickups with strong output and 2x Volumen/-2x Tone controls, the 3-way selector switch lets you play each pickup individually or all 3 together. Original electric, all 4 pots are dated 1959 (Centralab!), only the 3-way switch has been replaced. Great action, the 19 frets still have plenty of life. Sounds nice, electrified and unplugged. Incl. brown aligator soft case.
- Hollowbody - flamed maple w/cutaway,
- Set-neck w/medium c-profile,
- Bound rosewood fretboard w/19 frets,
- 2x original P-90/Lipstick pickups,
- 2x Volumen, 3x Tone, 3-way PU-selector switches,
- Adjustable rosewood bridge,
- Black single-layer pickguard,
- Original trapeze tailpiece,
- Incl. brown aligator soft case.
See a video-clip of the 1959 Kay K-161 Jimmy Reed "Thin Twin" - Natural: