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Airline Swingmaster 1960s


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This is a 1960s Airline “Barney Kessel” Swingmaster made in the USA by Kay.

This rare Airline model has a fully hollow maple body with binding. The maple neck has a C-shaped profile and the bound rosewood fingerboard features mother-of-pearl “diamond” inlays.

The original single-line Kluson tuners have been replaced by modern repro tuners and the original bridge has been replaced by a (pointed) rosewood bridge. The rosewood bridge also covers some old holes for an ABR-1 bridge.

The Swingmaster is equipped with two strong Barney Kessel "Kleenex Box" pickups. This in combination with the later added out-of-phase selector is a real treat for the blues lovers among us!

If you're looking for a rich, vintage sound, don't pass up this beauty.

Are you interested in this item? You’re welcome to check the instrument out at our store in Rijsbergen. Contact us to make an appointment via or +31 (0)76 230 50 69