Kay Vintage Reissue BARNEY KESSEL Artist K6700B
Designed in 1957 by Barney Kessel, the Artist has a 15 1/2” wide body and is the perfect guitar for Jazz Ensembles, Lounge or Combo Groups. Barney often used the K6700 Artist for recording sessions with the “Wrecking Crew” and artist like Elvis, Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina, etc. The Kay Guitar Company has reissued the Artist and recreated this versatile instrument to echo the Swinging ‘50s Jazz era.
This guitar features a comfortable mid-sized jazz body... 15 1/2" wide and 3 3/8" deep. Short 24 3/4" scale for fast fingering and easy playing. An all around versatile guitar best suited for, but not limited to Jazz Ensembles and Blues/Jazz trios & quartets. Semi-solid construction assures "solid body" ruggedness and "acoustical guitar" response and tone quality.
Available in Natural Blonde and Tobacco Sunburst.
Features: * Body: 15.5" wide, single-cutaway, arched top hollow body * Back: Parabolic arched flame maple * Sides: Flame maple * Top: 3-ply spruce laminate * Purfling: 4-ply black and white celluloid binding, top and back * Pick Guard: Silver-backed acrylic with gold leaf Barney Kessel signature and "Kelvonator" Chevron * Neck: Set cantilevered dovetail, one-piece, straight-grained Canadian maple with single-ply binding * Frets: 22 medium nickel-silver * Inlays: 10 block pearloid * Fingerboard: 24 3/4" scale rosewood fingerboard with 12" radius * Tuning Machines: Grover "Rotomatic", 3 per side, chrome with chrome buttons * Bridge & Tailpiece: Chrome individual saddle-style mounted bridge with height adjustment thumbwheels, rosewood base and unique chrome "crosshair" trapeze tailpiece * Top Nut: Bone * Headstock: Original 3-D raised gold "K" chevron on a gold dot white luncheonette "Full Kel-von-a-tor" headstock face * Finish Coat: High-gloss polyester protective polymer
Electronics: * Pickups: 2 Kessel "Kleenex Box" Gold K Series single-coil with adjustable pole pieces * Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle selector * Knobs: Transparent Amber. 2 volume, 2 tone, custom "Radio" reflector * Output Jack: Side-mounted
Product Specs • Condition: Brand New (New) • Brand: Kay • Model: Barney Kessel Artist K6700V • Finish: Blonde • Categories: Hollow Body • Year: 2019