Kay Archtop Natural 1950s

6-String Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Kay Archtop Natural 1950s

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: Soft V
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - 0.89" 10th - 1.02"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 25 1/2"
Neck Details: Glossy mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and pearloid block inlays. The neck has been reset, a bolt has been installed through the neck heel, and the block of wood under the tongue has been repaired, possibly replaced. Some of the finish around the neck joint has been touched up. The fingerboard has been planed straight and refretted. The pearloid veneer on the 7th fret inlay has been partially planed through.
Electronics: This guitar has been modified to resemble a Gibson ES-125. A dogear P90 pickup, 2 pots, and an output jack have been installed on this guitar. If this guitar had any electronics originally they would have been surface-mounted to the top and pickguard. The controls include a master volume and a master tone pot.
Pickup Measurements: 9.35kΩ
Hardware: -tuners are not original -original pickguard has been removed
Weight: 4lbs 10oz
Modifications/Repairs: -neck has been reset with a bolt through the neck heel -block under the tongue has been repaired and possibly replaced -fingerboard has been planed and refretted -body has been routed for a pickup and holes have been drilled for pots and a jack -pickup and wiring harness have been installed -pickguard has been removed and screw holes have been filled -new tuners have been installed
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear for its age. The finish has checking, scratches, and dings throughout.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. Frets are tall and show only minor signs of play wear. The model and appointments date this guitar to the 1950's.
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