Vintage Kay Dreadnought Guitar Folk Music Legend
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-17)
Price : US $71.00
Stamped inside with L3392 N2 61 00 Second. This was originally sold as a factory second. Having worked in a musical instrument factory, be assured the 'second' status can be almost anything that is too expensive to repair from a production standpoint. Some candidates are: pearl holes too deep and pearl dots sunken in (a cleaver buyer might just buy new ones and insert them over the old ones). It could be the black patched hole on the lower bout side. Looks like someone punched it with a marlin spike and patched it with tar. Yeah, that part's pretty ugly. Nobody in the audience will ever notice. There are lots of lacquer cracks. Lots o' chips and dent filling. Blasphemy you say! Are you still reading. With all the work you must know somebody LOVED this guitar. What I did was remove the neck and adjust the neck angle, glued the bridge, cleated the top under the fingerboard, crowned the frets, lubed the tuners (Grover Deluxe like Gibsons), Stuck down the pickguard with 3M double sticky, reground a bone bridge saddle, installed Martin Silk & Steel strings. Hello this would cost $400.00 and everything should be jim dandy for another 47 years which is cool. Plays good, sounds good, a nice familiar neck. Get a piece of the vintage guitar market and a good friend.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-08-17)
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Gary Barnes said...
I have the exact guitar I bought new in 1960. Strings have always set too high off the fretboard. I would like to have it repaired as it has such a nice sound. Where are you located?