A short-lived but well-loved axe from Kay, the 1413 took the surf thang and swam with it, even to the sea-foam green of its finish (the catalog calls it turquoise). The 1413's most famous role was onscreen with Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters in the Tom Hanks '60s fantasy
' That Thing You Do!'
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The 1413 guitar is a funky surf twanger from our friends at Kay. One pickup, volume/tone and a fixed tailpiece made this the 'budget' electric axe of the '64/'65 seasons. The predecessor to this guitar was the slab- bodied and similarly simple 1410. A contoured, beveled body and a big silvery pickup made this guitar a hot item for the couple of years it was offered, judging by today's collectors market.
Also offered, and much rarer, is the 1417, which added an interesting 'true vibrato' mechanism.
1413 Spring/Summer 1964
1417 Fall / Winter 1964