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.
: : 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.