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Want to know how old my Kay guitar is ....

L7736 , two F holes, arched top..probably pre 1967 or earlier.. Anybody have a clue what year it could be ???

Kay Serial Number mystery

Double F hole, Floating bridge, Serial Number "L8290". Anyone have a clue?

L8290

I just bought this guitar with no markings and am driving myself crazy digging around trying to figure out what it is. The serial number is on the inside "L8290". It is a double F hole acoustic, with a floating bridge. Silvertone? Kay? Harmony? Airline? I wish I had more info but the previous owner sanded down anymore info, hope someone knows about serial number lingo. Thanks.

I have a Kay guitar and I

I have a Kay guitar and I don't know what year it is. My grandfather gave it to my a few years back. Can someone please tell me what year my guitar is?

Kay K 27 8127

My husband found this guitar of his dad's and was wanting info on the year etc. Of the guitar. Does anyone have any information on this acoustic guitar? Thank you.

kay guitar

i have a kay guitar dont knw anything about it on the inside it has these numbers L1732 6858 . I would just like any info on this guitar please.

Kay guitar Arch top L series

I have a Kay arch top semi acoustic with numbers L9484 8982 inside. Can anyone tell me the age?

How much is my guitar worth

Ive had my guitar for aprox 30 years n was old wen I got it how much is it worth its a kcl100

Kay Busker

Hi, bought a Kay Busker for my son but unfortunately it needs some TLC for it to be playable. There is minimal fret wear so that tells me it has not been played a lot, there are some cosmetic issues but the black finish is still glossy and has a touch of class with the red trim. This is a guitar for someone who understands electronics, the pots are fine but there is no sound. Also the fretboard needs to be reglued onto the neck. For a guitar-builder-handyman it would be a great project resulting in a unique 80's instrument. If anyone is interested I am open to any offers. I can send photo's.

Kay Busker

Hi there,
I'm interested in your Kay Busker. Is it still available and, if so, would you be willing to post to the UK?

On that note, could you send me some photos showing its condition (inc. showing the cosmetic issues you mention).

What would be your very best price for it, and what is the postage to the UK.

With thanks

Steve

AGE & WORTH KAY ELECT. WO 20383

I HAVE AN OLD KAY ELECTRIC WITH WO 20383 NUMBER LOCATED ON BACK BY UPPER NECK. TELL ME IF YOU KNOW THE AGE AND WORTH OF THIS PIECE. YES IT'S USED, WORN, PREOWNED ETC. THANKS

Kay Busker (Les Paul type) Solid-Body Guitar w Sound Effects

I'm looking for any info and/or wiring diagram for a Kay Busker Electric Solid Body Guitar (Les Paul type). The serial number is: WO.20582 / 559-1482. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks/Frank

Need help with info on my guitar

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me anything about my guitar. I have a K-135 I cannot find much on it. Its an acoustic. I also know that it is over 30-45 years old.

KAY L 3655

I have an old Kay L3655 "beginner" acoustic guitar.I can't find any information on this guitar. It belonged to my uncle and he gave it to me when I was a kid. He told me it was his first guitar. I would appreciate any info on what I have.

WHAT IS IT??

I have a kay guitar..its an electric bass.... old......solid oak.....tunes from bottom...is that called a flat top???cant find any sereal number or any markings besides the kay emblem and says estlabished 1890...please help..n

Kay American Heritage Series Acoustic Model K100

This is my first visit to this site. My girlfriend dug this guitar of out storage in her parents garage, she paid $30 for it @ a pawn shop while she was in high school. Sixteen years ago, but the case did a good job of protecting it, and its in good condition. (It's nylon-stringed.) I have a rough idea of the age by the tuning machines and the parlor style tailpiece. Again, it's a Kay American Heritage Series Acoustic Model K100. Any information would be appreciated! Particularly the age? Thanks!

value and just want infor

I have a Silvertone Semi Hollow Acoustic guitar. It is a P4 L7709 model. Can anyone tell me how much its value is and any additional information. It would be greatly appreciated.,

looking for info on Kay archtop acoustic model L5249

I have a Kay archtop acoustic only marking is inside the body stamped L 5249. I haven't been able to find any info on this model. I mainly would like to find out how old it was. I anybody has info it would be appreciated thank you.

kay arch top

beautiful vibrant tri burst colors, not like any of the kays i`ve owned. truss rod extends from base of neck where meets the body [for external adjustment.has a zero frett,rectangle pearl inlay on fret board. logo is a K inside a chrome circle with black background. no numbers of any kind,has a nice soft [muted voice] any help?

I just purchased something

I just purchased something very similar to what you described but mine has a number right under the neck plate. KH-90T mine is a sunburst semi-hollow archtop with f holes and a bigsby style tremolo system. it has a black pickguard with a vine design. instead of round knobs, mine has sliders for the volume and one slider for tone. Cant find anymore info on it yet. hope this helps

KH-90T archtop electric

Same color and description. I have same guitar. Do you have info on this guitar? What year is it etc? Any info sites,etc.? SL

Kay Lap guitar K15

I have a Kay lap guitar with the model number on the back as K15. Does anyone know how old it is? Any information would be great. Thanks.

unknown guitar

I have what I believe to be a Kay Busker. All images I could find were of the front and the only difference is there is no Kay trademark. If someone knows how to tell I will gladly send pics.

matthardyb@yahoo.com

Kay Model number K503

Ok THIS IS STRANGE!!!! I have been trying to find anything and everything about this guitar all it has as the model number is K503 same as the other ones I have seen posted but there is nothing else wrote on it besides the whole established blah blah blah....as well it says made in Korea................SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I NEED HELP figuring out how much this guitar is worth....someone plz help!!!! Thanks

I have a K503 guitar, also made in Korea

I'm also wondering how much it is worth now. I bought it in 1985 at between $150 and $200.

Is this a KAY guitar.

My mother bought a guitar from Houck's Piano in Memphis around 1934. It was used at the time so I assume it pre-dates '34. She's always called it her Gibson but I cannot find out for sure. I have people who say it is a Gibson and others say it's not. Still others say it might be an Epiphone or Kay. It looks like the picture of an old 1934 Gibson L-5 but the dots on the frets are diferent. There absolutely no markings anywhere on it and we have looked inside the best we can without taking it apart.

I would post pics but don't know how. If you'd like to see it, email me and I'll send you some (or tell me how to post them here).

Thanks for any info. My email is slyhook@hotmail.com

Kay K520R

Today I picked up a Kay American Heritage series #K520R at the Goodwill for 100 bucks. I don't know that I got the best deal --as i have since learned it is not an actual "Kay" but a korean-made guitar from the 80's or 90's. However, for the money, it is a GREAT sounding guitar! Really nice ring and clarity--especially in the mid-range, with great resonance. And, this is with the old strings still on it...can't wait to put on a medium gauge set and hear it pop.

Anyone know what this guitar would sell for?

kay truetone f hole electric

I have been trying to find out what year and it's value of my f hole hollow body electric. The numbers inside say n-6 l-5867. If anyone could help me Iwould sure appreciate it. This is for sale

information on guitar

I have a Kay steel guitar, goes across your lap. Also have a amplifier for the guitar and carrying case original bar and picks that Ihave owned over 50 years ago. Prior to my owning this guitar it belonged to another family member. It is a beautiful wood guitar.

Rex Royal guitar value

I have a Rex Royal six string guitar... it was a high school graduation present from my Grandparents to my Dad. He graduated in about 1937... The guitar is in excellent condition, and I have the original strings that came with it... What is the current value?

Rex a Royal Guitar value

Can you show me a pic of the top of the neck where the writing is (Rex )? These are guitars that I collect, thanks.

Rex Royal Guitar

Send me a pic, I'll tell you, what you have..Carmen

Rex Royal

They were relatively inexpensive back in the day, today depending on condition the value varies.Send me a pic at carmen.deangelis@yahoo.com

Rex royal

Ive been looking for one of these(your can be seen on guitardemont.com) or just type in Rex royal. I'll pay $500 bucks for it. You can email me at carmen.deangelis@yahoo.com. My grandfather had one that I ruined as a kid.

rex royal

I see them on harmontdamon.com it's a beuatiful guitar these were made by harmony,Kay, and Gretsch. I had one too that I ruined when I was a kid(also my grandfathers) If you want to sell it send me a picture of the headstock, I'd like to set things right and get another one.

Kay Guitar

I would like some info on a kay L1510 1160 Guitar i cant eem to find anything about this Guitar, if you can help that would be great thank you

KC 366 - Value and age ???

Any suggestions on the value and age of a kay classical acoustic. KC366

Kay Hummingbird Guitar.Model-K553HCS

Kay Acoustic L7099

So looking through my stuff I stumbled up an old Kay acoustic i traded a broken computer for in college. I have been trying to get a model name and date, but looking into it finding this info out on Kay's is a challenge. Found a few similar on ebay, but my pickguard and headstock logo don't match what I have seen.

Thought I would put it out to this fine community to see if anyone knew anything.

Some fun cheap building techniques the luthiers on here might enjoy:

Pickguard is directly SCREWED into the top

Bridge seems to have been traditionally glued, but looking inside it was also BOLTED in from the bridge to the body (bolt and nuts still on surprisingly)

Only age clue is that the tuners are open back 3 on a sheet Kluson's (Says "Kluson MFG Chicago Ill.")

Number Stamped inside: L (space) 7099

Thanks all!!!

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Kay Acoustic L7099

So looking through my stuff I stumbled up an old Kay acoustic i traded a broken computer for in college. I have been trying to get a model name and date, but looking into it finding this info out on Kay's is a challenge. Found a few similar on ebay, but my pickguard and headstock logo don't match what I have seen.

Thought I would put it out to this fine community to see if anyone knew anything.

Some fun cheap building techniques the luthiers on here might enjoy:

Pickguard is directly SCREWED into the top

Bridge seems to have been traditionally glued, but looking inside it was also BOLTED in from the bridge to the body (bolt and nuts still on surprisingly)

Only age clue is that the tuners are open back 3 on a sheet Kluson's (Says "Kluson MFG Chicago Ill.")

Number Stamped inside: L (space) 7099

Thanks all!!!

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Kay acoustic guitar model no. k300. MOP inlays, unique wood. Loo

Kay acoustic guitar model no. k300. MOP inlays, unique wood. Loo

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay acoustic guitar model no. k300. MOP inlays, unique wood. Loo

Kay Guitar P3

I just got a Kay guitar and it has a P3 on the inside of it thats all its got do anyone know how much its worth?

Kay guitar

I have Kay archtop electric, numbers on pot are n-2 and L-7467. Has logo on head stock, white pick guard with logo, single pick-up.Near mint condition. Purchased new in 1970?.Came with Solid State amp, 21 watts, GA 77 T.
I would like to know date and approx. value of both

Kay guitar

This should be a 1964. I have the Truetone (made by Kay) L7496. Kay made the same guitar for different retailers. Sears was called Silvertone, Western Auto sold the Truetone. They were also called Old Craftsman, Penncrest

Kay guitar

Have you looked at the numbers under the pickup? It appears this is a 1964. I have True tone arch top acoustic electric . The serial number accessible through the F hole is L7496 ,and the pickup 51864

Kay acoustic guitar K345

would like to know what year it was made and how much it would be worth

Would like to know the year and Value?

My father passed away and he had a Kay acoustic. The numbers inside are K 6150 5756. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

I found the same guitar.

Hi, I realize your post was three years ago and its farfetched that you'll get this, but just in case. I have found an old guitar in a dumpster with the exact same serial numbers on the inside, I was just wondering if you'd found any more information about it. Thanks!

Kay K570 acoustic

Kay K570 acoustic

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay K570 acoustic

k 250

I just got a K 250 passed down to me with the serial number 280976, Its in perfect shape. Any idea what its worth. Shoot me an email if you could. jbellas7@hotmail.com
thanks

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