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

UPDATE: Please visit page 2 of:
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- 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 !

KAY K672 Swingmaster electric guitar 1963

I bought this K672 swingmaster guitar new in 1963. It is in very good condition. I have the original case it came in. electronics still works fine. I am thing about selling it since I now play a dobro guitar in a small band. I would like to know what price to ask for it.

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

This popular thread has been given its own page : 1930´s Kay/National Resonator Guitar

Kay acoustic model 588S. Need help please.

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

Old Kay accoustic- 'L9427'

Just bought my daughter her 'first guitar' at a local pawn shop; gave her a budget and let her loose. She passed up some nice electrics and several shiny new accoustics for a cool and funky Kay -I'm assuming the 'L9427' stamped inside is a model number? It looks and plays good, and will be great with a little bit of work at the guitar shop, but I'm interested in knowing more about it. Where can I find more info on this model- the Kay site has no information.

Kay K-40 late 50's 17" archtop blonde

Wondering if a rare model and how much its worth?

Kay L6650 Acoustic

I recieved this guitar for Christmas. I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about it... year it was made... general quality... price... anything would be interesting to know. Thanks.
-Shawn

No markings in side???

I have an old Kay flat top. There are no markings inside that I can find. On the headstock it has an aluminum plate glued on that looks kind of like a golf tee with a ball on top. The ball has a "K" on it and the tee has the word "KAY" on it written horizontally. Does anyone have any idea how old it may be? JP.

Old Kay guitar, looking for info.

I have an old Kay guitar that needs the neck reset. I'm not sure if it is worth investing in the repairs. It is in nice condition other than the neck. It's a cutaway archtop and the only markings I can see other than the Kay name is a number inside ( K1 8901 ) could be model and/or serial number. Any info such as age and if worth repairing? Thanks

kay classical

Age ? Number stamped inside partially covered by Kay sticker. Looks like L 2616 or L 7616. Not sure about "L" or "2". Just seeing tops of #'s. Neck is very fat.
Model # looks like "1965" written in red ink. Faded.

Help!! (Please)

I have an electric guitar that looks like it has the "Kay" Brand signaturon it. Not only that but I was told when I bought it ($65.00) that it was either a 1965 or 1968 model of the guitar. I just want to know if it is actually worth anything if it is an old model of the guitar.

Kay Guitar

Trying to find out about a guitar that was willed to me It's a Kay with double cutaway's numbers inside the body are L3361 8989, thanks for any help

Kay Guitar

Trying to find out about a guitar that was willed to me It's a Kay with double cutaway's numbers inside the body are L3361 8989, thatnks for any help

My first guitar

I got this guitar when i was 9. On the inside it has printed p2 l 6350 n4. It has always had a great sound and easy to play. Any information about how old would be great.

Thanks.

old aucustic

I have an old guitar with a label that says "university series" and Kay. It is a smaller guitar but not extremely small. Its model number is "KCL120". If anyone can tell me what this guitar is worth I would appreciate it.

Kay bass

I bought a Kay electric bass guitar about three years ago and have never had much luck in finding out anything about it. There's no information on it other than the fact it has a white plastic thing on the head that says Kay on it. Can anyone adivse me on how to find out what model/year it is?

thanks

Mark

Re: Kay bass

Mark. I found an few things about my Kay on a website. They seem to have a few Kay models with good information. www.justguitars.com.au
Good luck from Taren in FL

Re: Kay bass

Well, Mark. I empathize with you. I purchased one a little over a year ago and have the same problem. I'm sorry I don't have much more information than you except that it's definately an old guitar, at least 30-40 years.

: I bought a Kay electric bass guitar about three years ago and have never had much luck in finding out anything about it. There's no information on it other than the fact it has a white plastic thing on the head that says Kay on it. Can anyone adivse me on how to find out what model/year it is?

: thanks

: Mark

Kay vintage series guitar

Kay vintage series guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : Kay vintage series guitar

Old Kay Acoustic

I have got a couple of Kay acoustic guitars. In the soundhole of one of them i can make out the word Kansas, can anyone tell me a little more about this guitar and possibly how much its worth????

Antique Kay Electric Guitar/Mint cond/orig case

Was wondering if anyone knew the approx value of my 1963 Kay. I can't find a serial# but it is honey-brown outlined w/white,mother of pearl designs on neck,the Kay symbol of a music stand w/letter K in middle & big K at end of neck.Also have tube-type amp & mic w/stand(same age as guitar) Any info w/be appreciated. Thanks

Kay---k12 6290

Would like to learn anything about this model guitar any info would help --Date of Manufacture. Used for?

Kay P3 Guitar

I have a 1965 Kay Hollow body that has two solid core pickups in it. I can not repair the pickups and the people here in MN cannot answer what or where I can get the pickups. The guitar play smoother then my Gibson's and Martin's. The sound she used to make coming through my old Fender amp was very sweet and mellow. I desparatly wish to get her playing again. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

bass wiring schematics needed

Recently was given an old banged up SG style bass. i believe its a Kay model# K-2B. No pickguard. Two soapbar or possibly humbucking pickups not wired up. any info or pictures of wiring and/or pick guards would be greatly appreciated

Re: K-2B wiring schematics

Did you ever find those diagrams. I have the same problem

how old is my guitar?

I found a vintage flat top Kay guitar at a garage sale for $3.00 It came with the original case and several song books dated 1957.I took the neck off and re set it,repaired the bridge and beefed up some of the bracing. Now much to my surprise ,it plays and sounds great!
The # inside says K15 7050 .Thanks in advance. BB

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