A cool Barney Kessel Custom guitar. Cherry Sunburst Finish over a flamed maple top, Gold Hardware, Dual Patent Sticker Pickups, Gold Bonnet knobs, 5 piece Flamed Maple neck, Factory Grover tuners, and the great looking Bow tie inlays of the BK Custom. Other than an added strap button on the heel the guitar is all original. The guitar displays some normal play wear with a small patch of belt buckle wear, some expected finish checking, and a small common stress line at the jack. No headstock cracks or repairs. A very attractive guitar that plays and sounds great. Pickups are factory out of phase in the middle position as we often find with BK Customs. These Barney Kessel Customs were produced in very small numbers as this is one of only 57 made in 1966. Included is a recent Gretsch hardshell case. More pictures at

Year Condition Color Case
1966 Excellent Cherry Sunburst Hard


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