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Painfully weird and cool at the same time, this vintage Kay Style Leader Jimmy Reed is exactly as slick as you think it is. Reed was an incredibly influential player in the ‘40s and ‘50s, covered in concert numerous times by the likes of the Yardbirds, Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, and is even credited with the rhythm you think of when someone mentions ‘old blues’. True or not, he was a massive deal for the players of the time, and his influence yielded this fabulous instrument. Built around a laminated body, the Reed has a bound Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, fabulously old-time tuners and one of the most unusual pickguards in the guitar pantheon. With gauche copper strips down both sides of the curiously long body, this thing has a style and feel all its own, something hammered expertly home by the naturally distressed pickups and lever-style pickup selector. Wired through a pair of independent Volume and Tone controls, there’s more sounds on this thing than you’d imagine, making it so much more than a curio, and if you’re looking for rough bluesy rasp, this is the guitar to buy. Seldom seen in such good condition as this, these are becoming less and less common, so get in there before it slithers away! Protected by a three-year warranty with our storming techs, this vintage Kay Style Leader Jimmy Reed is available at Wunjos with a gig bag as standard. Please email via the form below for more information nd availability.
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