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Kustom: K200A
Made in 1968

Kustom, k200a, blonde, 2pu, double cutaway, semihollow body, whammy tailpiece, cat's eye holeThis is a 1968 Kustom K200A model guitar made by Ross Inc. in Chanute, Kansas. It is a beautiful symmetrical double cutaway, semi-hollow body instrument with a top and back made of carved two-piece maple with a center seam and a solid maple block in the middle. It also features a natural finish, two DeArmond pickups, a cat's-eye sound hole, a specially designed adjustable nickel chrome plated bridge with six individually adjustable saddles and innovative caps that fit over the bridge studs holding it in place, a Bigsby tremolo tailpiece, two metal strap pins, and a black, plastic pickguard on which all of the controls and input are mounted. This guitar comes with the original, yellow interiored, black tolex covered hardshell case. Kustom, known for producing Naugahyde covered, padded amps, made guitars and basses from 1967 to 1969 only. These instruments had a great look and a unique sound. This guitar is a beautiful, rare find that you do not want to miss. Get your hands on this piece of guitar history. Description from VintageSilvertones.com

CONDITION:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
This guitar is 100% original and in good condition. There are some barely visible lines of crazing around the neck pickup. There is also arm playing wear on the lower bass bout. A spot of finish wear is located below the neck pickup right under the high "E" string perhaps from picking or fingering. There is a small ding to finish at the bottom right of the cat's-eye sound hole. The back has some general finish wear. A large buckle rash is visible in addition to some wear on the curve of the body on the bass side and some crazing. The guitar also has some finish wear on the tips of the horns. The bottom of the guitar has about four small round dark marks evenly spaced across. These few blemishes do not subtract from the beauty, tone and feel of the guitar.Description from VintageSilvertones.com

TUNERS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The all original, closed back, individual, non-slip, Kluson Deluxe tuners with silver metal buttons are smooth and in great working order. Description from VintageSilvertones.com

NECK:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on, straight, bound neck with 22 frets plus a zero fret, a Rosewood fingerboard and a 24.5" scale. The frets are marked by mother of pearl inlays, which are arranged in a domino or dice-like, four dots per marked fret fashion from the nickel-chrome plated nut to the twelfth fret, which is marked by three dots. There are two dots to mark the appropriate frets from after the twelfth fret to the 22nd. The two piece, laminated neck joins the body at the 21st with four screws on a chrome plate. A chrome plate and a truss rod adjustment bolt are at the bottom of the fingerboard. The action is fast. The headstock, featuring a vertical, logo decal has some wear on the top edges. The first three frets have a tiny bit of wear and one of the circular fret markers on the 5th fret has a small hole in it but this wear does not effect the tone or playability of the instrument.

PICKUPS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The two specially designed, anti-hum DeArmonds with individually adjustable pole pieces are in good working condition. The neck pickup has a clean, clear, round, jazzy tone while the bridge has an edgy, clean, smooth tone. This guitar is good for a myriad of styles including jazz, funk rock, rockabilly, country, rhythm and blues, blues, folk and soul. This Kustom has four black plastic knobs with silver tops: volume and tone for each pickup. It also has a three-way toggle to select the neck, bridge or both pickups. All electronics work properly.

DIMENSIONS:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Overall length: 38.5"
    Body width: 14.5"
    Body thickness: 1.5" (2" with neck)
    Scale: 24.5"
    Width of the nut: 1 5/8"
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    Depth of the neck at nut: .75" approximately
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

Here's an original description from a 1969 Kustom Catalog:
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Kustom SEMI-HOLLOW BODY GUITARSDescription from VintageSilvertones.com

Only the very finest workmanship and materials are used in making the new Kustom Guitar. In every way, the Kustom Guitars meet the high standards of quality set by Kustom Amplifiers.
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The stylish Kustom thin-line guitar was created to offer today's guitarist a quality instrument with excellent playing features and superb tonal qualities.
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The K200A features are:Description from VintageSilvertones.com
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  • Lifetime guarantee against defective workmanship and material
  • 22 frets with body joining neck at 21st fretDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Rosewood fingerboardDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Two-Piece laminated neckDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Adjustable truss rodDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Tunable adjustamatic bridgeDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Nickel-chrome plated partsDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Deluxe non-slip tuning keysDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Adjustable pick-upsDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Bigsby Vibrato TailpieceDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
  • Description from VintageSilvertones.com
    Dimensions-Thickness 1 1/2", Length 39", Width 14 1/2", Scale 24 3/4".
    K 200A Guitar................................................$395.00
    #200 Hard shell plush lined case......................$ 50.00
    Description from VintageSilvertones.com

    Kustom K200A Item #: ku1002 $1949
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    Kustom, k200a, blonde, 2pu, double cutaway, semihollow body, whammy tailpiece, cat's eye hole


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