Don't worry, they're on tight enough that they won't fall off, if that's what you're concerned about. Considering it's age it is in remarkably good shape! Old Harmony guitars, for example, used laminated and occasionally solid birch as opposed to solid spruce and maple though rarely, some did use carved spruce tops. You are not only taking a chance of purchasing a guitar that is not authentic, but the true condition of the instrument will not be known until it arrives. You might notice that it's fretted up till the 14th fret- I was prepping it for neck reset and then didn't get to it. Missing the nut, bridge, tail piece, tuners, end pin. The finish is original and in Very Good condition! Kay's roots go back to 1890 to The Groehsl Company, a manufacturer of musical instruments when it was sold to Stromberg-Voisinet in 1929 with Mr.
Keep in mind the guitar is over 60 years old. Original tuners included, Neck is straight with slight rise in tongue of fingerboard, Weight: 4 lbs approximately Please see the photos for more details. Check my feedback and bid with confidence. Knowing the year the pot was made can help you better estimate the year the guitar was manufactured see Resources. Headstocks were also all over the place I still play a mid-1930s Kay Deluxe archtop which sports an Oahu headstock. Manufactured in , Engelhardt basses and cellos are sturdy instruments, widely used by students and touring professionals.
Tuning keys, bridges, tailpieces, electric guitar pickups, knob style, and internal wiring can help in verifying a guitar's age. I would like to know what year it was made and if it's worth anything. I had wanted to work on it but do not have time at the moment and am trying to put myself through school. Kay offered their first in 1936 — five years after the , and the same year as the. I was wondering if anyone could give me any info on a Kay acoustic guitar I purchased at an estate sale. Poor This product shows significant cosmetic and functional wear. If you search, I do not think you will find any examples from Old Kraftsman that look similar to this guitar as far as the plain stenciled style lettering.
Item also comes with faux alligator case. Look for a six- or seven-number code stamped into the pots. I love the mellow sound of the bass. Frets are in very good condition. Very playable, wonderful sounding archtop. In this film the guitar is not used by Elvis, but rather played by another actor to accompany him in the songs This is Living and I Got Lucky.
Looks like higher end Kay made Old Krafsman Archtop from the 40s. All controls are completely functional. I resently bought an old kraftsman guitar archtop I think it's from the late 50s or early 60s the closet thing to a number on it that I can find is P4 on the inside it's an electric acoustic with the knobs in the pick guard I've been during some research and haven't found anything like it if anyone has any info please let me know I would like to know what I have. My name is Mike Martin… my business name is Ace Precision Parts, 3102 W. The Old Kraftsman label was a house brand for the Spiegel mail-order catalog company. Building an Archtop Guitar via Will Ehster Archtop Sizes Archtops vary in size, generally ranging from 16 inches to 19 inches on the lower bout. It's in great condition, seems to be all original and I believe it's from the 70's.
The top had ladder style bracing. She has since decided to part with it, hoping the guitar will find a new owner who will appreciate its distinction as deeply as her husband did. It had a DeArmond pickup in the sound hole and it amplified the quality of the guitar perfectly. The number stamped on the inside looks like L5630 There's also another number inked further up on the inside: N-2 Anyone know anything about these? This guitar is nice to behold. Recording King M3 Before its recent re-launch, Recording King was a house brand for Montgomery Ward.
It is a cool looking vintage guitar. It can be brought back to life by a skilled luthier. Get something with a little history behind it! I accept certified funds or Pay Pal only. Amps: Please contact us for individual quotes. I put some new Martin brand strings recently. Can anybody tell me anything about this guitar and it's value? Just enjoy looking at cool, funky, unusual guitars? Some manufacturers changed headstocks and body styles, or offered special paint finishes during certain model years. Groehsl remaining and Henry K Kuhrmeyer as treasurer and later president of the company.
Please don't call, contact, bother or harass these sellers long after their post is expired. Dave Rawlings — with his '30s Epiphone Olympic — is a great example. No Model surface is in good condition. All parts appear to be original. I'm not 100% sure if these ar Here's a cool and unusual beauty. There is a little chip on the back lower bout of the guitar. Can not find any info on either and have been looking for years.
Vintage Old Kraftsman hollow body, acoustic archtop guitar. The difference between their tone and that of a vintage archtop is more a matter of personal preference, but as you move up the scale of vintage quality, the tone of a higher-end instrument will certainly be superior. The guitar is equiped with Kluson Delux tuners. There are also instruments that have no markings at all, or may be missing information due to refinishing, theft removal, or damage. In fact, it's exactly where I found a dirty, busted up old Yamaha acoustic that has turned out to be one of the best sounding guitars I have owned. The guitars were generally made for department store chains such as Sear's and J.