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Made Circa 1968 -Prototype

Kustom, kusun, blonde, 1pu, trapezoid shape, solid body, tapeze tailpieceThis is a Kustom Kusun model guitar made by Kustom Electronics of Ross Inc. in Chanute, Kansas. It is a one of a kind prototype that was never marketed for sale by Kustom Electronics. It has many of the same features as the Kustom 200 series including a DeArmond pickup, 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 nickel-chrome plated nut, a two piece laminated neck with unique fret markings and a chrome plate at the bottom of the fret board, Kluson Deluxe tuners, two metal strap pins and a trapeze style tailpiece. It also has a natural finish on a isosceles trapezoid shaped body with an input jack located on the treble side. This guitar was used in the 1960s and 1970s by a Kustom employee to demonstrate Kustom instruments at trade shows. 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, a beautiful and one of a kind find that you do not want to miss, was perhaps a prototype used to develop their K200 line of guitars. Get your hands on this piece of guitar history.

CONDITION:Description from
This guitar is 100% original and in good condition. The finish is very clean. There are a few small holes in the body, (one on the back treble side, two small filled holes on either side of the tailpiece and one hole filled with a dowling at the bottom center), but these were made during the prototyping stage of the guitar's construction and therefore are part of the original instrument.Description from

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

NECK:Description from
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 fret 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 is clean.
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PICKUPS:Description from
The specially designed, anti-hum DeArmond with individually adjustable pole pieces is in good working condition. The pickup, located at the neck position, has a clean, clear, smooth, round, jazzy tone while maintaining a nice brightness. 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 no volume or tone knobs. All electronics work properly.
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DIMENSIONS:Description from
    Overall length: 36.5"
    Body width: 7"
    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: 5/8" approximately
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16"

Kustom Kusun Item #: ku1001 ON HOLD

Kustom, kusun, blonde, 1pu, trapezoid shape, solid body, tapeze tailpiece

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