Description

Clean late 60s Kay N7 mini jumbo flat top (rounded lower bouts are 16"). Solid spruce top (likely), laminated maple back and sides. Vibrant cherry sunburst. Back is rather plain, but sides are nicely flamed. Beautiful and 100% intact checkered binding on top and soundhole. Some strumming wear and a few dings on top, but otherwise clean. Perfect neck set and angle, and frets are good. Bridge was lifting, but as it turns out on this model Kay only used the three machine screws for attachment - no glue. I made an executive decision, and scarfed up the guitar top and the underside of the bridge and used about a 1/2 portion of Titebond (plus the screws of course) for the reattachment. It is now more solid, and the tighter bridge-to-top contact is likely better for tone as well. I also took about 1mm off the bridge, because it was surprisingly tall, and had left rather high action. Action is now ~3/32 for the high E at the 12th fret, and about 1/8" for the low E. It could go lower, but it plays nicely and does not buzz under heavy attack. I'd use caution trying to go lower, because dimestore acoustics tend to get buzzy with low action. Huge tone, especially on the bottom end. Unwound strings sound decent, but the low end is ferociously big and percussive. Comes with a padded Gretsch gig bag in excellent condition.

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

~1968
Kay
Excellent
Cherry sunburst
GigBag
9 Years
$395
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
9:31 AM

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.