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KAPA MODEL: Minstrel
circa 1966

Kapa Minstrel made in Maryland, 1966, candy apple red, 3 pickups, teardrop shape This is a Minstrel, made by Kapa of Maryland. It features a solid, teardrop shaped body, a candy apple red finish, three single coil pickups, a black plastic pickguard with white trim on which all of the electronics, bridge and input are mounted, two metal strap pins, a string tree, and an adjustable, roller style bridge and whammy tailpiece mechanism. This guitar is 100% original and in good condition. Its super thin neck and flat fingerboard makes riffing a breeze. With its fast action and terrific tone and unique shape, this guitar not only looks lovely, it plays and sounds terrific. It comes with an original hardshell case.Description from

This guitar is 100% original and it is in good condition. There are small lines of crazing on the body and a few tiny scrapes to the finish on the front. There is some wear on the sides and a larger bit of damage to the finish in the back. If you look closely you can also see a tiny ding in the front near the tremolo tailpiece. Even with this wear that one would expect from an approximately fifty year old instrument, it is a beautiful and unique guitar that plays and sounds like a dream.
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The six inline one-piece opened-back tuners with metal buttons, are in very good working condition. All of the tuners are smooth and hold the pitch well.
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It has a straight, bolted-on, neck with circular mother-of-pearl inlays on a rosewood fretboard, a plastic nut, 23 frets including a zero fret, and a 25.25" scale. The headstock, featuring a vertical Kapa Minstrel logo is pretty clean. The neck is kept straight with and adjustable a truss rod. With its super fast action, the neck feels fantastic under your fingers.
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There are three single coil pickups. The bridge pickup is strong, clean, bright, versatile and trebly. The neck pickup is potent, clean, bright, rich and warm. The middle pickup is versatile, rich, clean and bright. With the proper usage of the selection switches and the volume and tone knobs, this guitar is very versatile offering the player a myriad of tones suitable for rock, blues, country, rockabilly, soul, funk, jazz and many more musical styles. This guitar has one volume and three tone pots. There is an on/off switch for each pickup. The pots and switches are clean sounding and in fine working order.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 41"Description from
    Body width: 12"
    Body thickness: 1 5/16" with neck 1.75"Description from
    Scale: 25.25" approx.
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth 11/16")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"
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Here's the original description from a 1969 Kapa catalog:

The Minstrel Line is entirely new in design and especially created for the successful modern musician. The balance and playing quality of these instruments is superb. Every instrument has the famous ultra slim KAPA neck, truly the easiest playing guitar in the world. Available in Sunburst, Black, White, Candy Apple Red, or Metallic Blue.
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6-string guitar in a Tear-drop design of just the right size. 3 extra powerful pick-ups. Simplified controls for each pick-up. Supplied with chrome plated machine heads and the finest quality hardware.Description from
List Price $269.50

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Kapa Minstrel made in Maryland, 1966, candy apple red, 3 pickups, teardrop shape