1960s Kent Polaris II 545 Electric Guitar Made in Japan MIJ

1960s Kent Polaris II 545 Electric Guitar Made in Japan MIJ

Up for sale is this 1960s (likely 1964 – 1967) Kent Polaris II 545 electric guitar made in Japan.

This guitar features a tobacco sunburst finish and two single-coil pickups, along with a volume and tone control. The pickguard is somewhat of a brushed metal finish and almost looks white in the pictures. The neck is maple and has a dot-inlay bound rosewood fingerboard.

There are some minor nicks, scratches and chips seen in the pictures along the body (front, sides and back). The neck also has a few dings along the treble-side near the neck heal, as seen in pictures. There is also some minor paint chipping on the headstock, as seen in pictures. The pots are original, and while the pickup selector knob is vintage 1960s, it is not original. The switch itself, however, is.

Guitar Specs:

  • Scale: 24 7/8″
  • Nut width: 1 11/16″
  • Overall length: 37 1/2″
  • Overall width: 11 5/8″
  • Body thickness: 1 1/8″
  • Action at 12th fret Low E: 0.07″ / 1.6mm
  • Action at 12th fret High E: 0.06″ / 1.5mm
  • Neck radius: 14″

The 1960s guitars from Japan all have a very similar look and feel. This guitar is vintage 1960s, and it sounds great. It is lightweight and, despite the full size scale, rather small. It is comfortable to hold. The selector switch is set up in a slightly unusual way: when it’s turned closest to you, both pickups are activated. When it is in the middle position, the bridge pickup is activated, and farthest from you enables the neck pickup. The volume and tone controls work very well, and overall it is easy to operate.

This Kent guitar is very similar to the very first guitar I ever played, which was a Japanese Teisco. Aside from Kent, there were a bunch of brands that came out of Japan in the early to late 1960s, such as Teisco, Guyatone, Kawai, Imperial and plenty of others.

Free shipping in the lower 48 of the United States. International shipping is available. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Description

Up for sale is this 1960s (likely 1964 – 1967) Kent Polaris II 545 electric guitar made in Japan.

This guitar features a tobacco sunburst finish and two single-coil pickups, along with a volume and tone control. The pickguard is somewhat of a brushed metal finish and almost looks white in the pictures. The neck is maple and has a dot-inlay bound rosewood fingerboard.

There are some minor nicks, scratches and chips seen in the pictures along the body (front, sides and back). The neck also has a few dings along the treble-side near the neck heal, as seen in pictures. There is also some minor paint chipping on the headstock, as seen in pictures. The pots are original, and while the pickup selector knob is vintage 1960s, it is not original. The switch itself, however, is.

Guitar Specs:

  • Scale: 24 7/8″
  • Nut width: 1 11/16″
  • Overall length: 37 1/2″
  • Overall width: 11 5/8″
  • Body thickness: 1 1/8″
  • Action at 12th fret Low E: 0.07″ / 1.6mm
  • Action at 12th fret High E: 0.06″ / 1.5mm
  • Neck radius: 14″

The 1960s guitars from Japan all have a very similar look and feel. This guitar is vintage 1960s, and it sounds great. It is lightweight and, despite the full size scale, rather small. It is comfortable to hold. The selector switch is set up in a slightly unusual way: when it’s turned closest to you, both pickups are activated. When it is in the middle position, the bridge pickup is activated, and farthest from you enables the neck pickup. The volume and tone controls work very well, and overall it is easy to operate.

This Kent guitar is very similar to the very first guitar I ever played, which was a Japanese Teisco. Aside from Kent, there were a bunch of brands that came out of Japan in the early to late 1960s, such as Teisco, Guyatone, Kawai, Imperial and plenty of others.

Free shipping in the lower 48 of the United States. International shipping is available. Please let me know if you have any questions.

https://youtu.be/feUsI_0LI7o

Additional information

Weight 16 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 21 × 8 in
Brand

Kent

Model

Polaris II 545

Year

1960s

Return Policy

Overview

Our refund and returns policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and it must be returned within 14 days of your purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

    • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

    • Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery

Refunds

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. There will be a 3% return fee deducted from the original amount. For example, if the purchase price was $100, you will receive $97. 

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us.

Sale items

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges

Exchanges are not offered on returns.

Shipping returns

To return your product, you should mail your product to the address on your product box, or contact us for a return address.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Shipping insurance must be obtained on returned items. You may want to consider using a service that offers shipment tracking.

We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Need help?

Contact us for questions related to refunds and returns.

Shipping Info (Free Shipping)

FREE SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

All sold guitars are handled and shipped within 2 days of purchase. For most deliveries in the United States, we use UPS.

Packing process:

  • Guitar is inspected
  • Strings loosened
  • Neck and head wrapped and supported
  • Body wrapped and supported
  • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)
  • Inserted into box
  • Taped/sealed
  • UPS pickup