Description

Big bruising mid-50s Kay N-3, a plainer version of the Country Model dreadnought. Solid x-braced spruce top; sides are probably laminates. All original parts except for saddle and pins. Neck reset for better angle (was loose too), with added wood shim under fretboard extension to account for new angle. Everything shaped, matched, and blended obsessive/compulsively. Repositioned the saddle for better intonation - again OCD neat. The whole top between the bridge and neck is very slightly dipped. Very minor, and no effect on structure or playability, but you can notice it viewed at an angle. Probably many years of being over-tensioned... Top crack on bass-side lower bout goes from edge to edge. Doesn't need any repair because it's non-structural, and would be tough to get to anyhow considering how far inside the guitar it's located. It would be doable, but you'd have to undo the top binding to get at it. Otherwise in very good condition throughout. Action just under 1/8", so it's a solid if not necessarily shred-worthy player. Some saddle to work with, but you might get some buzzing if you try to go too low. Great tone. A real junkyard dog. Serviceable chipboard case.

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

~1955
Kay
Very Good
Natural
Soft
$450
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
9:16 PM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.