Guyatone Kent Copa 532 Electric Guitar 1965 Sunburst

Guyatone Kent Copa 532 Electric Guitar 1965 Sunburst

Here is the classic mid 1960s (likely around 1965) Kent Copa 532 electric guitar made by Guyatone. This is the same model that was used by Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison from the Velvet Underground. This modest guitar sounds great and has the vintage appeal that you want. 

The guitar features a rotating tremolo-bar system, which works very well and is easy to use. There are three volume controls and one tone for the overall sound. The selector switch allows for the following options: bridge only pickup, neck only pickup, center pickup, all pickups. All of the electronics work and there is very little grounding hum in the guitar.

The action on the guitar is very good and the neck is nearly flat/straight (see pictures). The frets are all in good shape, and have plenty of life left in them. The neck features a combination of trapezoid “pearl” inlays as well as dot inlays at the 12th fret.

The headstock has the original Kent logo and tuners. On the back of the headstock there is a “Made in Japan” label as well as the original 532 sticker.

I took the pickguard off to fix a loose wire on the input jack and noticed that some soldering appears to have been repaired over the years, but everything works.

The pickups are all original and have been secured with newer nuts under the pickguard. There is one original composite nut still in place but the others have disintegrated. These nuts are used to control the height of the pickups in the pickguard. This is only noticeable if you take the pickguard off and does not affect anything.

It has the original sunburst finish and is in very good condition overall. It comes with the original case.

Condition:
– Tailpiece / tremolo cover missing
– Bridge is replaced with half of the original bridge included in the case
– There are some solder repairs to the volume and tone pots
– All original hardware except for the replaced bridge
– There are various minor chips, dings and scuffs along the body, mostly on the back and bottom edges (to be expected)
– The tuners have some corrosion and wear on the back

Specs:
– Scale (nut to bridge length): 24 3/4″
– Overall length: 39 1/2″
– Body width: 12 1/2″
– Body depth: 1 3/8″
– Action at 12th fret (low E string): 2mm
– Action at 5th fret (low E string): 1.25mm
– Nut width: 42mm / 1.68″

Free shipping in the US! Please feel free to ask any questions.

Description

Here is the classic mid 1960s (likely around 1965) Kent Copa 532 electric guitar made by Guyatone. This is the same model that was used by Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison from the Velvet Underground. This modest guitar sounds great and has the vintage appeal that you want.

The guitar features a rotating tremolo-bar system, which works very well and is easy to use. There are three volume controls and one tone for the overall sound. The selector switch allows for the following options: bridge only pickup, neck only pickup, center pickup, all pickups. All of the electronics work and there is very little grounding hum in the guitar.

The action on the guitar is very good and the neck is nearly flat/straight (see pictures). The frets are all in good shape, and have plenty of life left in them. The neck features a combination of trapezoid “pearl” inlays as well as dot inlays at the 12th fret.

The headstock has the original Kent logo and tuners. On the back of the headstock there is a “Made in Japan” label as well as the original 532 sticker.

I took the pickguard off to fix a loose wire on the input jack and noticed that some soldering appears to have been repaired over the years, but everything works.

The pickups are all original and have been secured with newer nuts under the pickguard. There is one original composite nut still in place but the others have disintegrated. These nuts are used to control the height of the pickups in the pickguard. This is only noticeable if you take the pickguard off and does not affect anything.

It has the original sunburst finish and is in very good condition overall. It comes with the original case.

Condition:
– Tailpiece / tremolo cover missing
– Bridge is replaced with half of the original bridge included in the case
– There are some solder repairs to the volume and tone pots
– All original hardware except for the replaced bridge
– There are various minor chips, dings and scuffs along the body, mostly on the back and bottom edges (to be expected)
– The tuners have some corrosion and wear on the back

Specs:
– Scale (nut to bridge length): 24 3/4″
– Overall length: 39 1/2″
– Body width: 12 1/2″
– Body depth: 1 3/8″
– Action at 12th fret (low E string): 2mm
– Action at 5th fret (low E string): 1.25mm
– Nut width: 42mm / 1.68″

Free shipping in the US! Please feel free to ask any questions.

Additional information

Brand

Kent Guyatone

Model

Copa 532

Shipping Info

SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

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

If you do not see shipping rates, please contact us for more information. 

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

There is so much waste from shipping material. We are trying to make a difference to the environment by using recyclable or biodegradable material whenever possible. Our packing material typically includes:

  • Biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch. They can be thrown in the garbage directly, because they will dissolve quickly in the elements. Or, you can dissolve them yourself in water.
  • Recycled green bubble wrap.
  • Recyclable brown packing paper for filling voids.
  • Paper tape to close the boxes instead of plastic packing tape.
  • The boxes or shipping bags used are also fully recyclable. 

Packing process:

  • Items are inspected and checked for defects. 
  • Each item will be wrapped with attention to detail and plenty of room in the box or envelope. 
  • Insurance is always included in shipping. 
  • For stringed instruments:
    • The neck and head will be wrapped and supported
    • If there are strings, they are loosened
    • Body wrapped and supported
    • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)

Return Policy

Overview

Our refund and returns policy lasts 7 days. If 7 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. 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 7 days after delivery

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Exchanges

Exchanges are not offered on returns.

Shipping returns

To return your product, you should mail your product to:

Golden Pickups LLC 11 Elm St. Red Hook, NY 12571.

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.

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