Thursday, 11 March 2010

Kapa Cobra 1960s vintage American electric guitar
Here we see a Kapa Cobra single-pickup electric guitar, manufactured by Kapa guitars from the early 1960s up until 1970 in Hyattsville Maryland, USA. It's a simple guitar with a design which, to my mind, owes elements to both Fender and Mosrite. It's good to see the the Jazzmaster-style tremolo system appears to be all present and correct other than the tip of the plastic on the end of the arm being broken off. The only negative as far as I'm concerned is that the colour is rather bland. (Apparently it was originally black but someone decided to give it an amateur refinish. Why did they choose such a nondescript colour? It's beige, for crying out loud!) These guitars were also available in other colours including a rather gorgeous cherry.

In 1965 this guitar would have cost $119.50. I wonder what price this example, currently for sale on eBay, will fetch.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Any idea what kind of pickup this is in the picture?



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