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Exceptionally cool Kay birch bodied jumbo 17" flat top, converted from trapeze to fixed pin bridge. This guitar started its life with a trapeze and floating bridge, but having such a huge span from the tailpiece to the bridge it had no downward drive on the unwound strings. Being a set-neck, there was no chance to shim the neck for a better angle. I always had considered it for a conversion, and when I came across a pin bridge version of this design I discovered that the bracing and bridge plate are exactly the same. Hence, I suspected it would hold up 100% if converted to a pin bridge. It has. I fashioned a faithful rosewood replica Kay bridge and strung it up. Top has stayed perfectly flat for a couple years now - rock solid. Huge tone! Plays great, looks cool, and is loud as all get-out. Moderate finish wear and tear, but nothing bad. A slight hump along the fretboard at the body joint, but no bad fretting. A couple notes way up top where you probably won't play much anyway are just a touch plinky, but no cutting out, even on bends. Comfortable action at ~3/32" high E 12th fret. The tone is not as rich and subtle as spruce-topped versions of this body size, but in some ways it's cooler. It's more brash and aggressive, which is kinda why you'd play a Kay in the first place...

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

~1960
Kay
Very Good
sunburst
11 Years
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
330-717-4287
Youngstown, OH
5:20 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.