60's MIJ Kent Polaris II Solidbody Electric Guitar Sunburst (USED)
Up for sale is a used Kent Polaris II! Cool guitar, nice and hip!
This guitar is used but in good shape. See pics for full cosmetic details.
In-house serial ISI13014
The Kent Musical Instrument Company, a subsidiary of Buegeleisen & Jacobson became one of the largest distributors of early Japanese guitars including instruments manufactured by Guyatone and sold under the “Kent” name badge.
The Kent 500-series guitars were true solid bodies, not plywood. Most of them were made of mahogany and were finished in either "Shaded Mahogany Finish" (sunburst) or "Century Red Lacquer". The necks were usually maple or some other unspecified hardwood with a rosewood fretboard featuring "heavy nickel-silver frets". The necks were reinforced with a double steel T-bar and were truss rod adjustable.
An interesting note;
“From ’57 to ’62 Guyatone sold guitars to Hoshino Gakki Ten to market under their name ‘Ibanez.’ Models of some Guyatones are available with both the Ibanez logo and the Guyatone logo. In 1962 Ibanez opened its own factory and produced its own guitars from ’62-’67 (Hoshino / Tama) before again contracting companies like Fujigen Gakki to manufacture their instruments.”
Interesting piece of early Japanese electric guitar evolution, own it and play it!
Case not included. Cases are available separately.
Finish: 3 Tone Sunburst
Scale Length: 25.25”
Number of Frets: 20
Bridge: Fixed plastic compensated
Controls: Volume / Tone and pickup selector