Here's something you don't see every day, 1960's Kent electric guitar pickup...

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  1. AxRookie

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    I've had this pickup for untold years and I just came across it the other day, It's a pickup from a 1960's Kent electric guitar...
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    It's from a guitar similar to something like this...
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    Fancy Kent there.
     
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    Will this soon be featured in the classified section?
     
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    That's interesting and cool. I like seeing that kind of stuff. And it reminds me of the old Guitar Player magazine articles by Dan Forte that featured rare and relatively unknown guitars.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Oh yeah, the "Rare bird" column. I absolutely adored it. Great instruction.


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    My level of OCD would never allow such an instrument to exist in my home. Angled pick-up? Couldn't handle that.
     
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    So no Teles or Strats? Blasphemy!
     
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    I can tolerate a tilt in the bridge...sort of hidden there when I am playing, but that neck pickup would be staring back at me the whole time....couldn't deal with that.
     
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    AlNiCo or ceramic under the poles ? Looks like a better version of what use to be in the Japanese guitars I d get at '70s auctions for $10.
     
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    That angled neck pickup might be interesting in that it would cut some mud.
     
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    My "first" electric guitar was an acoustic flat-top with a sound hole pickup.....a REAL dog. My second electric was a Kent thin-line "f-hole" model.....I think it was an "Americana" model. It had asymmetrical double cutaways and six in line tuners, but it was the closest I could afford to an ES 335, my dream guitar. I bought it brand new, for about $120, and the Gibson plush soft-shell case (not a gig bag) was $60.....half the price of the guitar. Did NOT have an adjustable bridge, so it never really played in tune. It had two "gold foil"-ish pickups, and they were DOGS!!!!!!(and not in a good way)
    I could use the bridge p/up, or the neck+bridge, but the neck alone, even at low volume, just howled with feedback. Back then (65-66-ish, in Jr High) we didn't know anything about "fixing" things on guitars....like changing pickups or bridges, but I played it for a while. Then I found my 1960 Les Paul Jr (in about '69) in a pawn shop for $60. (Thanks Big Ben!) I ended up trading that Kent in at Texas Piano and Organ for a Fender hard case (for the LP Jr) several harmonicas, and a couple cables and picks. I wish I still had it, if only just to hang on the wall.
    I still have (somewhere) an early seventies DeArmond single coil "jazz"-type pickup that might sound great on that Kent.....;)
     
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    Iwouldn't hold my breath if I was you...
     
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    My avatar guitar(60's MIJ Encore) had 2 pickups like that, but with different covers. They have Alnico 2 or 5 bar magnets between the pickup and copper base plate. 8.5k for neck and 9.2k for bridge. They have a Tele bridge pickup/P90 tone to them. Mine are unpotted and they squealed badly in my avatar guitar. They worked great in a solid body guitar I built back in the 80's, now they reside in my Strat-O-Rez guitar under Dog-Ear P90 covers(old covers broke).
     

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