Introduced in the early 1960's, the Kay Jazz II was the companies top of the line archtop guitar, sharing some of the specs of its predecessor, the Barney Kessel signature model. This 1961 Kay Jazz II is a fantastic example of the model. The body features a semi hollow 'F' hole design, and is fitted with the distinctive 'Kleenex Box' pickups that these guitars are so known for, with a P90-esque sound the covers a huge range of tones. The neck is chunky but still very playable, and the factory fitted B6 Bigsby vibrato is a nice addition to this deluxe model. The Jazz II includes luxury details, with the art deco style Kelvinator headstock plate and similarly inspired fretboard inlays.
This guitar is in very good condition, with some minor signs of play wear. The original tuners have been replaced with a set of newer Grovers, and two control knobs are non original. Otherwise, this guitar is internally and externally original, and includes its original case. This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.