1950-1953 Silvertone Model 680 Artistocrat is in excellent condition and perfect playing order. Comes with the original softcase.
This jumbo body, archtop acoustic, was built by Kay and has seen many miles of play over it's nearly 65 years of life. It has been professionally refretted with medium jumbo wire, and the mounting bracket for trapeze tailpiece was replaced. It came to us without the pickguard. The original nut was replaced with a hand-carved bone nut. Otherwise it's all original.
Constructed from a bound spruce top, bound flamed maple back and sides, set large D profile 3-piece maple/walnut neck, bound rosewood fretboard with 19 frets, slotted block inlays, rosewood bridge, Kluson Deluxe tuning keys, and a music note shield on the headstock.
All the playing wear on the body and neck is honest, except for the few scratches on the treble side of the neck, where the fretboard joins the neck, at the 8th and 10th fret. There's no breaks, cracks, or repairs. Parts of the binding has began shrinking over the years; under the neck heel cap and at the butt-end of the body. There's a shallow impression on the treble side of the neck, behind the high E string at the 3rd fret. The frets have minimal wear, but nothing substantial. The G string tuning key is a bent a little, but still functions completely fine.
Has a 1 5/8" nut width, 25 1/2" scale length, and weighs 4 pounds 14 ounces.
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