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McKay ‘64 Cherry Block Mark 335

McKay ‘64 Cherry Block Mark 335

Price: $4,995

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Preowned, excellent condition

The McKay '64 Cherry Block Mark 335 is a recreation of the classic semi-hollow guitar built with deep attention and skill to maintain all the magic and mojo of that golden era of guitar building. Ken McKay puts love and Lutherie into each one of his extraordinary creations. The guitar's construction is as it should be for a '60s era semi; maple laminates on the top and back with a center block of Michigan maple.

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CRAIG'S POV

The McKay '64 Cherry Block Mark 335 is a recreation of the classic semi-hollow guitar built with deep attention and skill to maintain all the magic and mojo of that golden era of guitar building. Ken McKay puts love and Lutherie into each one of his extraordinary creations.

The guitar's construction is as it should be for a '60s era semi; maple laminates on the top and back with a center block of Michigan maple. The binding, f-holes, MOP block inlays, and old-growth Brazilian rosewood fingerboard are all on point. Every aspect of this build is crafted with enormous respect for its vintage heritage; neck profile, cherry finish, and scale length; all ring true to me. If you ever played a Clapton Era semi, this '64 McKay will twist your mind.

Note: This is an earlier version of Ken's model before he changed a few details to accommodate the folks from Kalamazoo. Additional photos are available.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

Construction16" wide semi-hollow
Body4-ply laminate w/ red maple center block
Bindingsingle, ivory colored around the top and back
Necka single block of old-growth Honduran Mahogany
Neck profilecopied from an original
Scale length24.75", copied from an original '59 rather than calculated
FingerboardBrazilian rosewood bound with nibs
Nutpolished bone, 1 11/16" (like a '59)
PickupsGabriel Currie's Goldie '59s
Truss rodsingle action adjusted at the peg head
Fret markerspearl logo & crest, cellulose nitrate stylized block markers, tortoise side dots
Pickguard5-ply wide bevel, short
Controls2 volume, 2 tones w/ Switchcraft 3-way and jack, CTS pots, high-quality wiring harness
TunersKluson double ring
Bridgenickel, Tune-O-Matic w/ special nylon saddles
Tailpiecelightweight aluminum stop, long studs, and bushings
Finishcherry nitrocellulose
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