Kawai-made Telestar 2 p/u electric guitar, mid 1960s. This guitar has recently undergone a full restoration, including cleaning of the original electronics and hardware. The frets have been leveled, crowned and polished, and the truss rod is healthy and functions as it should. Neck is straight and the strings do not buzz.
These guitars are a lot of fun to have floating around your jam space, or just for general 60's nostalgia. This one is in excellent shape, and sports a beautiful matching headstock and the original tremolo system. The dual pickup setting is funky and twangy, while the lead setting has a warmer, punchier sound.
Finish: Original 3-Tone Sunburst
Body Material: Ply Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard
Neck Profile: C shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st .91" 12th .96"
Fingerboard Radius: 8"
Nut Width: 1.65"
Neck Details: One piece mahogany bolt-on neck with bound rosewood fingerboard.
Scale Length: 23.5"
Electronics: Two pickups, two pickup settings activated with slider on/off switches. First switch activates both pickups, second switch (lead) is only the neck pickup, and overrides the first. Master volume and tone, all switches and potentiometers cleaned. New output jack installed.
Hardware: Original hardware.
Weight: 5.8 lbs
Modifications / Repairs: -Frets have been leveled, crowned and polished. New output jack installed, neck angle shimmed and adjusted.
Cosmetic Condition: Minimal wear. -Body has one small ding on the back. A few scratches here and there on the neck, and some light corrosion on the hardware.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief. -Truss rod is adjustable. -Frets are wide and low and show no visible play wear. Bridge slots have been notched to prevent the strings skipping around on top of the bridge, a common factory problem with these types of bridges.