NEED HELP!! Kay K-2 Electric Guitar

I found a Kay Electric Guitar in the attic. It has the model number K-2. It's in good condition and works when plugged into an amp. I think it used to belong to my father. I don't know anything at all about guitars. I'm thinking of selling it. Could someone please tell me a little bit about this guitar? Like how old it might be, and how much i should ask for it? Thanks :) I finally got a pic of it posted to the left.

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I need some info on my guitar Its a 1959 Kay K-1 SG style

Here its web page

please e-mail me back if you have any info

Identifying Kays is a bit hard. You didnt post a pic, which makes it REALLY hard, but unlike some manufacturers, Kay has a history that ended in 1968, then they were bought and production was outsourced to asia.

Identifying a budget guitar like vintage Kays is really hard. best of luck

SB wrote:

So, there is nothing about your instrument that would put it in the late 60's-early 70's time frame. I think the 1980 date is correct. This is useful information to me since I was unaware the 80's Kays were first produced in Taiwan rather than Korea. Thanks :wink:

Even a reputable dealer can have a salesman that is either ignorant or anxious to tell a buyer what they want to hear in order to sell a guitar.

A little late to the discussion :) One of these 2 pickup SG style Kays has come up for sale locally with a claimed date of 1969. During some research I found this interesting thread and did begin to wonder about the advertisers claim.

However, it appears that Kay were indeed producing these guitars in the 60s according to this guitar undergoing modifications - both neck and body are stamped 17.7.1969.

The value of these guitars seem to be around £50 - £100 in the UK.


Need help finding more info on this teisco Kay K-1 electric guitar made in Japan

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Correct model number is K-2T.

My first electric guitar cheap crap, thin plywood body. Still got it, much modified. Love it.

Ridiculously good sound, like P90s.

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