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The Kay Guitar Company

Since 1890, Kay has been making instruments of the highest quality for both students and professionals

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Where to find info?

Where can I find information on elderly Kay guitars? I have an acoustic Kay from approximately '54/'55, just bought it, it sounds awesome. Not in very good shape, but all origional w/ exception for the inlay (some of them little rectangle dealies apparently came out, so they were filled in with what looks to be an old type of glue). I am the fourth owner of this guitar. I just don't really know what the modle or anything of it is. I have pics, but they aren't on the net, so in order to see it I'd hafta send it through msn or somethin. Thanks, cya~

Re: Where to find info?

Hi,
Send my your pictures and I'll try to help.
del

: Where can I find information on elderly Kay guitars? I have an acoustic Kay from approximately '54/'55, just bought it, it sounds awesome. Not in very good shape, but all origional w/ exception for the inlay (some of them little rectangle dealies apparently came out, so they were filled in with what looks to be an old type of glue). I am the fourth owner of this guitar. I just don't really know what the modle or anything of it is. I have pics, but they aren't on the net, so in order to see it I'd hafta send it through msn or somethin. Thanks, cya~

guitar

I have a very old kay acvoustic. I would like to find out more about it but need to know where to start. I also have a partrcia very old acoustic anyone know anything about those?

Thanks Joe

Kay N-12

My friend has a light brown sunburst Kay with a metal tacked on headstock logo. inside is the ser# N-12 any info???

KAY Barney Kessel Pro Guitar Case

I am in need of an original hard shell case for the Barney Kessel PRO Guitar. Please advise what you have. My thanks

Re: KAY Barney Kessel Pro Guitar Case

: I am in need of an original hard shell case for the Barney Kessel PRO Guitar. Please advise what you have. My thanks

I have two original Hardshell cases...Mike

Re: KAY Barney Kessel Pro Guitar Case

: : I am in need of an original hard shell case for the Barney Kessel PRO Guitar. Please advise what you have. My thanks

: I have two original Hardshell cases...Mike

Do you still have a case? How much do you want? Do you happen to have a pickguard for a BK Pro? Thanks!

Re: KAY Barney Kessel Pro Guitar Case

Hi, Don't have a case. However, I am collecting serial numbers for barney kessels. Does your still have the serial number plate? Can you provide a serial number? sunburst? one or two pickups? BK signature on pickguard?

thanks,

Eric Lenius

: I am in need of an original hard shell case for the Barney Kessel PRO Guitar. Please advise what you have. My thanks

Kay Deluxe 20 Acoustic Archtop Guitar

Kay Deluxe 20 Acoustic Archtop Guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay Deluxe 20 Acoustic Archtop Guitar

guitars worth

Have Sherwood deluxe acoustic, f-hole, curved top, blonde guitar. Need to know it's age and worth.

Re: guitars worth

I have a 1965 Kay Guitar, 6 string, in MINT condition. How much is it worth?

Kay Les Paul copy with onboard effects - wiring/circuit diagram

Kay Les Paul copy with onboard effects - wiring/circuit diagram

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay Les Paul copy with onboard effects - wiring/circuit diagram

kay resonator

i have a kay resonator. i inherited it from my father. i am having a difficult time finding any information on it. i believe it may be from the 30's just based on a picture i saw of one on the internet. the head stock says kay kraft. any information or direction you may give me would help:)

Where are the numbers?

I have this old Kay accoustic that I've been playing for years, many of which I've spent looking for a model or serial number! Where the heck did Kay stick it? No idea how old it is, but I bought it used in 1968. Anybody help?

Re: Where are the numbers?

I'll need a picture of it but I bet I can figure it out. I'll do my best.
Del
: I have this old Kay accoustic that I've been playing for years, many of which I've spent looking for a model or serial number! Where the heck did Kay stick it? No idea how old it is, but I bought it used in 1968. Anybody help?

Kay pickups

I am looking for 3 kay kleenex box pickups for a Swingmaster guitar. Does any one know where I might find some or a reproduction?
Thanks

Re: Kay pickups

I found a company called stevens design that has kay remake style pickups. SD pickups is what they go by I think...

k-320

k-320

This popular thread has been given its own page : k-320

got an acoustic kay guitar,vintage 1955.

this guitar is mostly in good condition. does anyone know what it might be worth? thanks mike.

K-6161 age and value help, please

I picked up a clean Kay Guitar, Model K-6161 today, in the case. can anyone help with age and approximate value. Much appreciated....
Erich

wiring

hi i need some diagrams for kay wiring,
any help would be great!
thanx lewis

Looking for some background

I bought this Kay acoustic from some old pawn shop and I love it, but I haven't been able to find out anything about it.
The model number is: K550N , and it was made in korea
It has a double pickguard, with a white dove with red roses on each side. the top has a light finish and the sides and back are dark.But there is a light strip down the back...
If anyone could tell me more about this guitar, such as the year it was made, how many were made, price, and just general background, I would greatly appreciate it

Re: Looking for some background

: I bought this Kay acoustic from some old pawn shop and I love it, but I haven't been able to find out anything about it.
: The model number is: K550N , and it was made in korea
: It has a double pickguard, with a white dove with red roses on each side. the top has a light finish and the sides and back are dark.But there is a light strip down the back...
: If anyone could tell me more about this guitar, such as the year it was made, how many were made, price, and just general background, I would greatly appreciate it

Re: Looking for some background

 Looking for some background

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Re: Looking for some background

 Looking for some background

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Looking for some background

Value of my guitar

I have an old guitar in relatively good shape. It's make and model is a Kay 590. I'm not certain about that last number---could be a 6. Can you tell me anything about this guitar? Thanks

kay-6150

could you give me some info on the kay-6150 guitar? value and otherwise.

Re: kay-6150

I think it's called a "Super Auditorium" made from '66 thru '68.
Can you send me some pictures of it?
del
: could you give me some info on the kay-6150 guitar? value and otherwise.

Kay 'Travel' guitar What is it?

Hi all,

I recently bought a kay 'travel' type small bodied guitar with through neck, 2 humbuckers, through body stringing etc. Can anybody identify the model.

Many thanks,

Mick

Re: Kay 'Travel' guitar What is it?

Hi, sounds like an Austin Hatchett i had one a few years ago. the end is shaped like a rifle but. i really regret selling mine and have been looking on ebay for another. there has been some but i missed them. hope to get one soon. cherish yours, they are really cool. Alex

KAY model kd28e acoustic electric

Bought this very nice guitar at a tag sale, the action and tone are very good . Anybody have any info???? Thanks

Re: KAY model kd28e acoustic electric

I have a Kay guitar...my boyfriend says it is all one wood the neck and body...the inside says kd2812 any one know what it might be? or the value of it? oh and the year

Re: KAY model kd28e acoustic electric

: I have a Kay guitar...my boyfriend says it is all one wood the neck and body...the inside says kd2812 any one know what it might be? or the value of it? oh and the year

Re: KAY model kd28e acoustic electric

: : I have a Kay guitar...anyone have any info on it #kd28e

I need help to identify my Kay acoustic guitar

i have a very old kay guitar which i think is a good 40 years old its in good condition and i need help to know more about it the model numer inside is kdg70s

Kay archtop

Kay archtop

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay archtop

Kay Starter Series Model K-102

Kay Starter Series Model K-102

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay Starter Series Model K-102

Kay Old Kraftsmen Stratocaster look alike

Recently I came across an Old Kraftsmen solid body electric guitar that resembles a Fender Stratocaster. It has duel pick-ups and was originally gold and black. It has some incomplete hardware that I am unfamiliar with and I'm not sure if this was due to modification at some point or if it's missing some parts. Anything I can learn about this guitar would be greatly appreciated, I would like to get it up and playable as close to original as possible I understand that this is not a very valuable item but it's a project I would like to complete non the less. Thanks Rob

Re: Kay Old Kraftsmen Stratocaster look alike

: Recently I came across an Old Kraftsmen solid body electric guitar that resembles a Fender Stratocaster. It has duel pick-ups and was originally gold and black. It has some incomplete hardware that I am unfamiliar with and I'm not sure if this was due to modification at some point or if it's missing some parts. Anything I can learn about this guitar would be greatly appreciated, I would like to get it up and playable as close to original as possible I understand that this is not a very valuable item but it's a project I would like to complete non the less. Thanks Rob

>>>> Just wondering if you received any feedback on this post ... could you send me a pic of your guitar ... I may have a Stratocaster look-alike alos ... many thanks! m.

what about this guitar...any info?

KAY Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar...model designation K-30 and serial number 80924021...looks just like the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe model.

Help... Vintage Kay? No Model number - just serial number

Recently bought this old 6 string parlour guitar - believed to be a 1940's Kay or Harmony. What I can make out on the inside is, "31931929" The 2 digits I'm confused about are the one's in the serial number - they're faded, but they kind of look like the nunber 1. Perhaps they're letters. I have pics if anyone might know. Thanks.

Re: Help... Vintage Kay? No Model number - just serial number

UPDATE: Please visit page 2 of:
http://community.webshots.com/user/j_rogers
- for pictures. Thanks.

old kay acoustic

hello to you all,
i bought an old kay acoustic with the serialnumber L 3987 6100. up to now i know that she was made around 1950 directly in chicago. has anybody more informations about the guitar or special sites to search.
thanks a lot

fabian

My Kay Guitar

I was wondering if anyone out there knows about this particular Kay model # L2679 6100. It is a nice acoustic with warm tones still. I know it is fairly old, but want to know more about it. If anyone knows please let me know. Thanks!

Re: old kay acoustic

i have one with the same serial number format. did u find out any more info!??!?!?

Re: old kay acoustic

hy, i just learned that she must be late 1950s and made in chicago...nothing more, but still sounds brilliant!!!!

fabian

Re: old kay acoustic

Fabian,
I have an old KayI bought new in mid 50's. Serial #L8509 9224.Flat top cut away spruce top with birch sides and back. Nice Kay logo on head with pearl inserts on a rosewood neck.

Re: old kay acoustic

thanks al. so my babe must be around this time. now i can sleep quiet again!
have a lot of fun with your guitar

fabian

Re: old kay acoustic

: Fabian,
: I have an old Kay I bought new in mid 50's. Serial #L8509 8224.Flat top cut away spruce top with birch sides and back. Nice Kay logo on head with pearl inserts on a rosewood neck.
I got the serial # wrong this is correct. Al

K1 8901

I;m looking to find someone who might know what year this vintage archtop was made. thanks.

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