This is a vintage 1967 Kustom K200 semi hollowbody electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 1578, is in very nice 100% all original condition and includes the original rectangular hard case! Featuring the rare and very desirable Wineburst (Purple-to-Blue sunburst) finish, this is the ultimate alternative vintage (1960’s Made in USA) electric guitar. With DeArmonds and an original horseshoe B5 Bigsby, it is a highly functional and quite unique instrument.
Serial Number: 1578
Potentiometer Code: 1346739
Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
This Kustom K200 guitar features: a semi-hollow maple body construction with the original nitrolcellulose Wineburst finish, a 2-piece maple neck, a bound rosewood fingerboard with multiple dot inlays, (2) single coil DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, an adjustable bridge and B5 Bigsby vibrato, double-line individual 3-on-a-side Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, and the original case.
With a super thin neck profile, this neck design catered to a demographic that preferred a wide fingerboard with a very shallow depth. I personally love the shape, but for those whom find a large ’59 Les Paul neck shape the most comfortable, this is the exact opposite. With incredible action and the best playability imaginable, a perfect setup is seemingly always achieved with any K200. It’s rather light, and tons of fun to play. Aside from DeArmond Dynasonics possibly being the best hollowbody guitar pickup, they seem to deliver an extra bit of magic within the K200. The very thin body profile minimizes feedback to next-to-nothing, enabling the pickups to properly breathe for sensitive playing and fully commit to loud and aggressive applications.
The finish displays years of regular use. There are finish chips all over the perimeter, finish peeling on the back center seam, and considerable finish wear on the back of the neck. The guitar is in perfect structural condition with no breaks, no cracks, and no repairs. The pickguard is perfectly intact with no cracks whatsoever.
It was recently setup with Pyramid .009s, and it plays as smooth as a knife through warm butter.