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1968 Kawai Full Size Jazz Style Whammy Dual Pickup Pro Setup Hard Shell Case
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1 in stock
Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting...
A really cool 1968 Kawai ES175 Style Guitar, with Whammy tailpiece and a brand new form fitting Hard Shell Case.
We are used to seeing lots of smaller thin line and solid body electrics from Kawai, but to find one of these full size jazz guitars was a thrill. They didn't build nearly as many of these... I knew they were out there but I have never had my hands on one. I was not disappointed. Really cool guitars! I also have the Three Pickup Model listed as well. How about that..I have both for you!!
This guitar is massive...a full 18 inch wide body with 3 1/2 inch wide sides...25 1/2 inch scale neck with a nice thin 1 5/8 inch wide nut. The neck is thinner like an old Gibson...I love the neck with the zero fret!
This guitar is awesome. All original and it plays and sounds great...Original Whammy bar, knobs, 2 cool Teisco Pickups, Tuners, Pickguard and the original inlaid Kawai Logo...
These Made in Japan guitars are very cool. Very distinctive sounding Pickups ..A lot of voices in this cool guitar. Its really really quiet...No hums at all but bear in mind the pickups in these Japanese guitars are microphonic. You will hear your pick hit the pickups...Cool sounding but microphonic... aren't they all? LOL....
The guitar plays as good as it looks. Our Tech checked all the electronics out and set it up with awesome playing low action. The neck is dead straight. No sore fingers with this guitar. What a pleasure to play. There are a few buzzes at the 13th fret which can be solved with raising the bridge a little. I prefer dealing with the buzzes but you may want to raise the action slightly....
The guitar is not perfect...Some of the chrome has pitted, especially the whammy bar and pickup cases, some finish cracks but nothing structual. Its a solid guitar that has been completely checked out by our Techs.
The Sunburst finish has mellowed that looks fantastic. Only dings and a few scratches .. Check out that original pickguard. Those are always missing! Even the whammy bar is still with this time machine!
We didn't get this guitar with a case so we found a perfect fitting 18 inch brand new Hard Shell case for it. It fits great and looks wonderful in there. Plenty of room in the top for the archtop as well.
.....Now this vintage guitar is beautiful but its used and sold as-is no returns..however, I have been hand picking my customers guitars for 20 years now and they all loved the guitars I found for them ...This cool Kawai will certainly not be an exception... .
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Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitar