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Kapa Minstrel

1

I'm gonna paint it back LPB.

2

I think it's a 66 or 67. Pots are 66. It's got a crazy slim neck. Thinnest I've ever played. Also a 1.75" nut. It's taking some getting use to.

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Previous owner striped the finish of the body. I had to put a bridge on it. It's like it has its own built in reverb with the strings behind the bridge.

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Tiny frets still in good shape. Really low action, so it plays fast.

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Cool headstock I think

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Tuners

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Upclose

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Typical dodgey switches. Pickups are marked Japan on the bottom and sound strong and full. I was pleasantly surprised! I've strung it up with 9's.

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Made in USA. It's not heavy and has great balance.

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What type wood is this, poplar?

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Color in the cavity!

9

This is what I'm after.

10

Wow! I like it. Congrats

11

Wicked neck

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It's growing on me

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I had to make a bridge post

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The bridge post are like nails driven into the pickguard and top!

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Kapas were made here in Maryland... I think I once met the guy who bought all the left over Kapa parts. They were going for the Vox teardrop scene, since those were the hot lick in '66/67.

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I REALLY like that one, Paul ... Congrats!

Jim

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I was born in 67

DC, was it Mosrite and Microfrets maybe?

Thanks Baba & Midiman!

17

Thanks Jim!

I think once it's blue it will look complete.

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CTS pots and Carling slider switches. The middle pickup switch is intermittent.

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Thanks Doug!

It's a weird one for sure.

Master volume and three tones. Individual on/off pickup switches.

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Original bridge cover on the right. Got the cover but the bridge is missing. Usually it's the other way around

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Kapas were the house brand of Veneman Music here in the DC area. Mr V. lived down the street from me. He named the company after himself, wife and children by using an anagram of their first names. His name is Koob, his son’s name, Albert, his daughters name, Patricia and his wife’s name Adeline. I was friends with Pat Veneman in high school. You can read about the history here.

22

Congrats. Really cool guitar. Ironically, probably a much better playing and sounding guitar than the Vox it's a copy of.

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i've got a single pick up version of that, i believe. though the Kapa emblem long since gone.

24

very cool vox teardrop (ala brian jones) spin off…nice chunk of what looks like alder wood..the only thing you might have to worry about is it can take nosedives….the balance may be off when strapped on…

and yeah has that fender jazzmaster type resonating area between bridge an whammy…lotsa cool overtones there

nice find!..lpb-yes!..enjoy

cheers

ps-heres pic of tp's '66 3 pup vox

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Hey, I never knew Kapa did a teardrop. most Kapas were mostly Hofner parts, weren't they?


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