Kay Model #K570

Posted by Kenny Renew on Fri, 04/09/04 - 13:55:24.

I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

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Kay model k570

Mine says 1976 inside the guitar its stamped on the brace above the sound hole..

Re: Kay Model #K570

This sounds like the Kay I have as well. The dual pick guards on mine are slightly different. Mine is made in Korea and was purchased for me new in 1974 by my parents. This was the first year of the Korean made Kays. I am not sure how many years this was made. I had mine looked at by a couple of guitar appraisers (2008) and even though they had not seen one like it, I was told it would be worth (in good shape) 100 - 300 US dollars. It is my first guitar so it is worth much more to me. Hope this helps

KAY "Dove" Dual Pick-guard Acoustic

I had been trying to find a KAY "Dove" dual pick-guard acoustic for many years. I was given one in 1975/76 as a Christmas Gift from my Mother. That old KAY helped to launch a successful music career. I looked everywhere and finally I found one! I paid $200.00 for it on eBay. I know that there is a loyal fan-base for this particular model but, I can't seem to find a whole lot of info on it. It is my thought that the machine heads are not original. Where might I find this type of information? The Kay website doesn't seem to heave anything.
I now want to sell it and do not know what to ask.

Re: Kay Model #K570

Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

Greetz Paul

: I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

Re: Kay Model #K570

I think I may have a guitar like this too. Mine is an acoustic(the body being approximately the size of a Martin D-18) with sort of a vine engraving on the back. The label inside is hard to read but what I can read says "Model No. K 570" and then there is some kind of number beneath that but I can't make it out. Here is the confusing part, the peghead is shaped like a Galagher guitar and it has "Kalamazoo" INLAID in the peghead! I have checked with George Gruhn and also with Gibson's acoustic guitar expert, Walter Carter and neither one can identify it. I have pictures, if anyone would care to take a shot at identifying it. Also, I would like to sell it, if I could find out what it is worth.

Thanks

: Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: Greetz Paul

: : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

Re: Kay Model #K570

: I think I may have a guitar like this too. Mine is an acoustic(the body being approximately the size of a Martin D-18) with sort of a vine engraving on the back. The label inside is hard to read but what I can read says "Model No. K 570" and then there is some kind of number beneath that but I can't make it out. Here is the confusing part, the peghead is shaped like a Galagher guitar and it has "Kalamazoo" INLAID in the peghead! I have checked with George Gruhn and also with Gibson's acoustic guitar expert, Walter Carter and neither one can identify it. I have pictures, if anyone would care to take a shot at identifying it. Also, I would like to sell it, if I could find out what it is worth.

: Thanks

: : Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: : Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: : Greetz Paul

:
: : : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

I have a Kay model K570 that my mother bought for me in 1978. Curious to know what it would be worth?

Marty

Re: Kay Model #K570

To all who are looking t find the value and age...If the guitar has flathead screws, it is pre-1952. Thats when the phillips screw driver and screw started being used to fabricate the guitars. If it has phillips screws, it after 1952, and if the pick guard has no screws, it after 1970...My grandfather started the KAY company and The K570 is the most valuable. Its value, depending on conidition, besides a few ware and tare scratches through the years, can range from 6-8k dollars. If anyone could pay for such and item in this economy. But, as the depression ends, we may all be millionares.
-thankyou to all.
-Henry.
: : Thanks

: : : Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: : : Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: : : Greetz Paul

: :
: : : : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

: I have a Kay model K570 that my mother bought for me in 1978. Curious to know what it would be worth?

: Marty

Re: Kay Model #K570

I have a guitar like that too. Mine is an acoustic ("dreadnought" body size) with a vine engraving on the back. The label on the inside says "Model No. K570" and “Made in Korea”. The headstock is shaped like a Martin D-18. The pick guard has the orange and white circle Kay logo and a bird (with a nuclear logo) and a Native American pattern around it. There is a rosette around the sound hole as also. There are 20 frets. The Bridge has adjustable two screws. I brought at a thrift shop about ten year ago.

: : I think I may have a guitar like this too. Mine is an acoustic(the body being approximately the size of a Martin D-18) with sort of a vine engraving on the back. The label inside is hard to read but what I can read says "Model No. K 570" and then there is some kind of number beneath that but I can't make it out. Here is the confusing part, the peghead is shaped like a Galagher guitar and it has "Kalamazoo" INLAID in the peghead! I have checked with George Gruhn and also with Gibson's acoustic guitar expert, Walter Carter and neither one can identify it. I have pictures, if anyone would care to take a shot at identifying it. Also, I would like to sell it, if I could find out what it is worth.

: : Thanks

: : : Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: : : Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: : : Greetz Paul

: :
: : : : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

: I have a Kay model K570 that my mother bought for me in 1978. Curious to know what it would be worth?

: Marty

Re: Kay Model #K570 (what its worth)

The guitar you all are talking about I would sell for between 1500-5000 dollars in my store. If youve got one, or see one, get it. I will give you up to a thousand depending on its condition.

-George Gruhn

Re: Kay Model #K570 (what its worth)

The above post is an absolute fabrication. It was not posted by George Gruhn and Gruhn Guitars is not responsible for any offers made via a forum such as this. If interested in selling an instrument, please contact us via gruhn@gruhn.com.

Thanks!

Re: Kay Model #K570 (what its worth)

The guitar you all are talking about I would sell for between 1500-5000 dollars in my store. If youve got one, or see one, get it. I will give you up to a thousand depending on its condition.

-George Gruhn

Re: Kay Model #K570

: I think I may have a guitar like this too. Mine is an acoustic(the body being approximately the size of a Martin D-18) with sort of a vine engraving on the back. The label inside is hard to read but what I can read says "Model No. K 570" and then there is some kind of number beneath that but I can't make it out. Here is the confusing part, the peghead is shaped like a Galagher guitar and it has "Kalamazoo" INLAID in the peghead! I have checked with George Gruhn and also with Gibson's acoustic guitar expert, Walter Carter and neither one can identify it. I have pictures, if anyone would care to take a shot at identifying it. Also, I would like to sell it, if I could find out what it is worth.

: Thanks

: : Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: : Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: : Greetz Paul

:
: : : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

I have a K570 Ser #131176. It is in good shape and I am in the process of having the x-brace repaired, the bridge replaced, nut replaced and general set up. I like the engraving on the back and I am hoping to get it back this week to give it a test run. It is definitely a student low end guitar with a laminated top very basic three in one tuning machine heads and unbound body. Would like to be able to date it. I know the original Kay company went out of business and the name was taken over by a foreign company in 1968. Curious if it is pre 1968.

Mike Cote
Plymouth, MA

Re: Kay Model #K570

: : I think I may have a guitar like this too. Mine is an acoustic(the body being approximately the size of a Martin D-18) with sort of a vine engraving on the back. The label inside is hard to read but what I can read says "Model No. K 570" and then there is some kind of number beneath that but I can't make it out. Here is the confusing part, the peghead is shaped like a Galagher guitar and it has "Kalamazoo" INLAID in the peghead! I have checked with George Gruhn and also with Gibson's acoustic guitar expert, Walter Carter and neither one can identify it. I have pictures, if anyone would care to take a shot at identifying it. Also, I would like to sell it, if I could find out what it is worth.

: : Thanks

: : : Its hard to say without seeing the guitar.
: : : Maybe you can send some photo's of the guitar.

: : : Greetz Paul

: :
: : : : I have come across a Kay model K570. It is a nice sounding acoustic with engravings on the back. Can anyone give me the approximate age of the instrument?

: I have a K570 Ser #131176. It is in good shape and I am in the process of having the x-brace repaired, the bridge replaced, nut replaced and general set up. I like the engraving on the back and I am hoping to get it back this week to give it a test run. It is definitely a student low end guitar with a laminated top very basic three in one tuning machine heads and unbound body. Would like to be able to date it. I know the original Kay company went out of business and the name was taken over by a foreign company in 1968. Curious if it is pre 1968.

: Mike Cote
: Plymouth, MA

Danielle, Jax Fl

I have this same guitar. Found it on a roadside garbage heap... It looks and plays beautifully. I am curious as to its origin. I have been researching online to no avail?

Kay Model #570

Inside the body on the base of the neck should be a date stamp, I own a 1976 Kay 570 aswel. She still sounds great!

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