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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

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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

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Kay Starter Series Model K-102

Kay Starter Series Model K-102

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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.

Re: K1 8901

Started making them in '57ish. Same thing tho as the old K1 which debuted in '52. Send me a picture!
: I;m looking to find someone who might know what year this vintage archtop was made. thanks.

K1 8901

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

Kay K500E

Can anyone tell me about when Kay made these. My dad bought mine 13 years ago from a cousin who bought it at a yard sale. I like it, and play it all of the time. I am currently refretting it.

Re: Kay K500E

i just bought one of these from the pawn shop for 50 bucks with a gig bag i think its the the deal i have gotten in a long time i am looking to see if i can find out when they were in production as well. the pickup sounds great and it plays great

: Can anyone tell me about when Kay made these. My dad bought mine 13 years ago from a cousin who bought it at a yard sale. I like it, and play it all of the time. I am currently refretting it.

info about old Kay guitar

I would like information on my Dad's old Kay. There is a number on the inside of the guitar. L60098858 is the number. I think it was made in the 1940-1950 year range. Do you have any information on it?

Kay 12 String Guitar

Hello ... would you be able to be so kind as to tell me where I may locate a 'tail piece' for a "KAY 12 String Acoustic Guitar" Model K312... I would really appreciate that

Re: Kay 12 String Guitar

: Hello ... would you be able to be so kind as to tell me where I may locate a 'saddle for a "KAY 12 String Acoustic Guitar" Model K5c12... I would really appreciate that

Kay 59' Guitar

Hey i was just talking to a gentleman that comes in to my store all the time. He was telling me about a 59' Kay guitar said it was strat style with a strat type headstock and the kay symbol in the headstock. Also it was blue color. I can't really find anything on it but he also said it had the spring loaded tremelo system. If anyone has any information on this guitar please drop me a line at my email. Jaw2424@aol.com Thanks James

Kay 1969 dual pick guards with dove ingravings

Hello
I recently purchase a 1969 Kay with dual pick guards, with dove engravings on each pic guard. One dove is in white the other is gray In any formation available would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Steve C.

Re: Kay 1969 dual pick guards with dove ingravings

I have one just like this. The model number is faded but the era is about right. It is a solid top guitar and sounds great, however the action is high. I am taking it in soon to have it corrected. I have always gotten comments on how good this guitar sounds. If you know the model number or any further info, please share. Thanks.

: Hello
: I recently purchase a 1969 Kay with dual pick guards, with dove engravings on each pic guard. One dove is in white the other is gray In any formation available would be greatly appreciated

: Thanks
: Steve C.

Re: Kay 1969 dual pick guards with dove ingravings

 Kay 1969 dual pick guards with dove ingravings

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Kay swingmaster k672

does anyone have info on kay Swingmaster k672, is a beauty !

My father's old Kay Guitar

My father has an old Kay guitar or at least he thinks it is a Kay. It is an arch top with the round sound hole. The tuners are like those on a clasical guitar. The only word that I can make out on the sticker inside the sound hole is Chicago. My father obtained the guitar in the earily 1930's and it was used when he got it. I just would like to have some more information on the guitar if possible. Thanks J Carey.

- Kay Bass Guitar "Vintage" Series

I'm trying to find info about the value of this bass guitar. It's very brand new looking and has one double pickup, it's black with a white shell, says Kay "vintage series" on the head

Re: - Kay Bass Guitar "Vintage" Series

also, i forgot to mention, it says 1890 VINTAGE SERIES, but it's not from 1890.

Kay

Hi. I'm real interested in gettng a Kay archtop or acoustic guitar. Only been taking lessons for a while. Recommendations? Where to buy?

Thanks

1930´s Kay/National Resonator Guitar

1930´s Kay/National Resonator Guitar

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Kay acoustic model 588S. Need help please.

I just bought it and would like to know what year it is. Thanks.

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