1964 Prestige by Kawai Model SD4W S180 Hound Dog Taylor 4 Pickups Pro Setup Gigbag

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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting...

A really cool Guitar. This is a 1964 Prestige SD4W or S180 Guitar made by Kawai Electric Guitar. These are like the guitars played by Hound Dog Taylor. His also had 4 pickups. It has the Kawai Hot pickups and it sounds great. It is awesome. Kawai built these between 1964 and 1967. No serial numbers to date it further. I posted a pic of the Kawai Model from my Japanese Guitars Book. See pic 13.

Looking for that Taylor Street Dirty Blues Sound? You won't find it in an expensive pedal... Grab this inexpensive guitar like Hound Dog played. Good enough for him....good enough for you?

This beautiful Made in Japan guitar is all original and complete to include the Pickups, mirror'd guards, electronics, Tuners, Headstock Mirror, whammy tailpiece and even the whammy bar. Those are always missing. The whammy is not that effective. Early experimental unit that works but not to todays standards... Who uses a whammy to play Blues??? LOL

We did a complete check of all electronics and have set this beautiful guitar up with low playing great action. 4 volume pots and one tone... Tone switches work as does everything on this cool guitar... No sore fingers with this one. Again, all original including Tuners, Nut, Pickups, Pickguard, Switches, et all...... We even have the whammy bar..those are always missing...This guitar is in excellent condition. It has a couple dings and scratches as expected on a vintage guitar. This guitar is super clean…check those pics! The pickups sound great.. Very unique sound to them.

Our Tech set this guitar up with awesome playing action. Best playing Kawai we have had. All electronics work and its all original. Very very clean vintage guitar. Huge neck on these. A handful for a baseball bat neck but feels great even with my smaller hands. It just feels right!!

These guitars are very long.. It measures over 44 inches in total length..I am shipping it in a brand new Stagg Bass Gig bag...It fits the guitar nicely..Only a little long but a very nice case for this cool guitar.

Sold as-is no returns as its vintage and used, however...I have been hand picking out vintage guitars for my customers for close to 20 years now and they have all loved the guitar I found them. This cool Kawai Prestige certainly not going to be an exception.

Thanks for checking out our cool guitars

Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars

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