2020 Kay John #1 electric guitar, made in England, ser. no. ...





2020 Kay John #1 electric guitar, made in England, ser. no. 1; Body: English walnut with Stirling silver and shell celluloid binding, fitted with a mother of pearl and 9ct gold floral central insert with mirrored back, flanked by nitro metallic wings and silver dot surrounds, the back with pearl and silver centrepiece with silver dots, back finished with linseed and beeswax polish, the top with nitro drab-luxe green and nitro-clear gloss; Neck: British grown black walnut finished with grain filled Forest of Dean Ochre and true oil and beeswax, thin C taper profile, back of head finished green with silver binding and central London hallmark silver serial plaque inscribed with serial no. 1, face head with mother of pearl and 9ct Kay John logo; Fretboard: ebony with pearl dots and silver dot twelfth fret, bound with silver and celluloid shell binding; Frets: twenty-two nickel silver medium jumbo frets and Graphtec nut, 41mm nut width; Electrics: Seymour Duncan 59 bridge and JB neck with aged nickel covers; Hardware: Faber TBWCH nickel wraparound bridge with brass intonation bar, antique fast grip brass knobs, Gotoh SD510 aged chrome tuners; Case: generic oblong hard case; Weight: 2.88kg; Overall condition: very good

Demo Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=37A4F0dqmQ8 

*A unique and superbly made guitar and the first by the maker Kay John. This guitar was fourteen months in the making with countless hours poured into it. Kay's mission was to create something that would push both his creativity and skills to the limit, taking him through unexplored territory of guitar design.

The maker promotes the use of sustainably sourced and British grown hardwoods. This 'number one' features storm-felled black walnut from Lincolnshire, English walnut from Gloucestershire and ebony that was pulled from a skip in London over thirty years ago.

The guitar is sold with a document telling the story of its build and the full spec sheet, which is available on request

This is a unique opportunity to obtain the first guitar by a highly skilled maker that is not only a phenomenal instrument but also a stunning work of art.

More Information

Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37A4F0dqmQ8

Auction Date: 8th Mar 2023 at 10am

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26.4% inc VAT*

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