Kent 741 c.1960s
For most ‘60s Japanese guitar enthusiasts, the ideal features of a vintage Japanese are wild shapes and LOTS of switches, knobs, and other controls. While this Kent 741’s flat, wide, double cutaway shape may not be the craziest in the world, what this guitar does not lack is a plethora of controls. With a volume and tone knob and on/off switch for each of its three pick-ups and a kill switch for good measure, this axe is dripping with that ‘60s Japanese appeal. This guitar is pure flash, with black racing stripe style binding around the body, the massive faux-tortoise-shell control panel and pick-guard, and the proudly displayed Kent logo on both the upper horn and the headstock. The guitar is unfortunately missing the bridge plate, the whammy bar, and the mute, but it still strings up and plays normally. The sound is quite versatile due to the vast options on the control panel. Given its age, this instrument does bear some checking, finish scrapes, and other bumps and dings, but all of these issues are merely aesthetic and do not affect playability. This instrument has also had one of its volume pots replaced, along with a bushing on the headstock. Sorry, no case on this one.
7/10 (very good condition) c.1960s Made in Japan
8 lbs. 1 oz.