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1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case


1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case

1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case   1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case
Up for sale, a 1950's Kay archtop acoustic guitar in excellent condition with a vibrant Cherry Sunburst lacquer finish. Professionally setup and benefitting from a fresh neck reset, this Kay offers a b. Old, midrange forward sound with lots of punch and sweet, singing top end. Single note lines have lots of body and sparkle when played up the neck, and the guitar has taut, rumbling bass. Strung with fresh 12-53 strings and comfortable action, this Kay is a wonderful example of Mid-Century USA guitar craftsmanship and weighs a mere 3lbs 14oz.

The birch neck has a full and chunky U-shaped profile with tons of shoulder and faux flame on top of the Cherry Sunburst lacquer. The profile depth measures 1.030" at the 1st fret and 1.120" at the 9th, where the profile begins to gradually transition into the heel.

The fretboard is unusual in that it's a solid bound slab of mahogany, and the board retains the original slender brass frets which show virtually no wear and fret easily in every register. The scale measures 25 7/8" and the carved bone nut is just shy of 1 11/16". The headstock features a flawless white Kay silkscreen on the face and retains the original strip tuners. The spruce top has a consistent arch and given the recent neck reset, the original Brazilian rosewood bridge has ample room for adjustment on both thumbwheels.

The nickel trapeze tailpiece and mottled tortoise pickguard round out the hardware compliment. The body features a 15 1/2" wide lower bout, 3 3/4" body depth, and the Cherry Sunburst features light curly figuring in the maple central to the back.

Visible through the F hole, the original Kay blue foil label is intact and near mint. The nitro lacquer finish is 100% original with no touchup or overspray, with faint vertical lacquer checking on the spruce top and only a few light finish scratches central to the back. Few scuffs beyond the pickguard and on the bass side of the strum path, and the neck profile is extremely clean with only a couple tiny shallow nicks. The original black chipboard case with faux alligator texturing is intact, and the case retains its original latches and handle. The original setup leaflet is included too.

Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case" is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. String Configuration: 6 String
  2. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  3. Handedness: Right-Handed
  4. Model Year: 1950s
  5. Features: 14-Fret
  6. MPN: Does Not Apply
  7. Body Material: Spruce, Maple
  8. Soundboard Style: Archtop
  9. Brand: Kay
  10. Body Type: Archtop


1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case   1950s Kay Archtop Vintage Acoustic Guitar Cherry Sunburst 100% Original with Case