Description

Mid-60s Kay Swingmaster hollowbody with original Barney Kessel Kleenex box pups. Restored from some pretty heavy neglect, but nothing fatal. Body (and finish), neck, tailpiece, harness, and pickups are original. Neck and frets are good, and truss rod works. Outer binding replaced on body, although fortunately the inner checker-board strip on front was intact. All clean, professional, and well matched (and correctly over-finished with nitro varnish). Pup surrounds, knobs, and trussrod cover are repros. Correct Grover Sta-tite tuners, but not vintage. Non-original bridge, but vintage and correct for this guitar. Some cracks in the outer laminate around the knobs. Looks like it might have gotten clunked there, but no serious damage. Guitar was pretty dry when I got it, and some of the lamination needed to be reglued around the soundholes. Plays great, and pickups are strong. Not modern sounding - think more like Tiny Grimes or T-bone. You can dial it in more modern on your amp, but this one really sounds best through a vintage box. Pots are a little scratchy here and there, but are still OK. You can try to clean them up, but be careful seeing as how old they are. Non-original HS case. Vintage rockabilly/early blues mojo for a modest price. The pups are $250 a throw...

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

~1965
Kay
Good
sunburst
Hard
10 Years
$850
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
3:15 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.