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Description

Here we have a circa 1953 Orpheus H44 electric guitar made by Kay. It’s in wonderful condition for a 60+ year-old guitar. Its two-tone cream and metallic green finish looks great with moderate playwear and a smattering of dings and scratches. Mostly original with the exception of a replaced nut. Though it’s a small bodied guitar it does have a great big old neck (see specs below) which can rightly be called a baseball bat profile. Has good action but we’d probably play it primarily with a slide. If you have big hands though, you could go either way. We’ll leave that up to you.

Basic Specs: 3-on-a-plate Kluson tuners. Comfortable 1 3/4 inch nut width with an added Bone nut. Mahogany neck with a 25.5 inch scale length. Neck depth is 1.1 inches at the first fret and 1.4 inches at the twelfth fret. Rosewood fingerboard with 19 Brass frets and a 12 inch radius. Original pickup. Adjustable wooden bridge painted to match body. Stamped tailpiece. No truss rod, but with a neck this size who needs one? Single-ply Cream plastic pickguard.

This is a great guitar for the right person. Good sounding pickup. Comes with non-original hardshell case.

DETAILS
Year: Circa 1953

Make: Orpheus (Kay)

Model: H44 Electric Guitar (made by Kay)

Finish: Cream and Green Two-Tone Paint

Case: Non-Original Hardshell Case

Weight: 6 pounds

Condition: Very Good to Excellent Vintage Condition (with modest playwear, great finish, and just a few odds dings and scratches)

Modifications: Added Bone nut

Comments: Cool looking 50s guitar with a baseball bat neck.

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~1953
Orpheus
Very Good
Cream and Green
Hard
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