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ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay)

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2012-01-23)
Price paid : US $ 10



ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay) ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay) ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay) ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay) ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay) ca. 1960 Silvertone Archtop (probably 619 by Kay)


Acquired used: Summer 1977

Lower Bout: 15.5"

Upper Bout: 11.25"

Scale Length: 24.25"

Original tail-piece, bridge, and all bindings. Nut replaced 1977. Pickguard was missing when I bought her.

Original tuners were trashed; current tuners came off an Aria TS-600, which were 6 on a side, so you have to turn the turners backward on the 3 high end strings.

Can't definitive say it's a Model 619 made by Kay, but as far as I can tell from photos of others that is the model.

I picked her up for $10 in Philadelphia in the summer of 1977. Replaced the nut touched up the frets and cleaned her up a bit. The neck had already been "repaired" at the heel. For the next few years she was my beater guitar - often strapped to my backpack (with just a couple of bungee chords, neck sticking up above my head) or thrown into a car or a corner. She had quite the high action, but played better after I took the bridge adjustment thumb-screws out and just let the saddle ride right on the base (you can see them on the outside of the bridge in the photo). Sometime in the late-90's the neck separated slightly from the body at the heel again. I currently string her with extra light gauge strings, tune her a full step (or 2) flat, and just use her to exercise the fingers. Actually has a nice sound at the lower tuning...


Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2012-01-23)
Price paid : US $ 10



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