This interesting looking and sensational sounding Kay violin guitar is a medium sized arched top guitar that borrows heavily from the Kay upright bass designs of the same time period. And just like the superb Kay basses, this guitar has just the right tone for bluegrass, country, jazz, ragtime, and swing music. Kay was always practical and low key on accoutrements but long on tone and craftsmanship. This one also features a laminated spruce top that is 15.5” wide by 3.25” deep and it has 19 original large frets over the faux flamed maple neck with a rosewood fret board. The oversized V-shaped neck sports a super playable and easy to handle feel, similar to that of the early Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian guitars. The spruce top and maple back and sides resonate just right and the sound pours out of the medium sized F-holes at the right volume. The top edges closely resemble the Kay uprights and the matching wood overlap on the top and back give this one a truly unique cosmetic appeal. After the Great Depression a lot of musical instrument manufacturers, including Kay, were trying to lift everyone’s spirits by putting out good quality no-frills guitars that you didn’t have to sell the farm to afford! The fact that this one is still in excellent condition and plays great is a true testament to its durability! ­Come on in and take home this unique antique today! Comes with original hard shell case. Call or email for more info!

Year Condition Color Case
~1937 Very Good Brown Original Hard


Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
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