Unique 50’s Kay mahogany arch top 12-fret, 1 3/4” nut, 2 1/4” string spacing, w/ K&K pickup, super cool player with a crazy vintage vibe


I was gifted this arch top by a friend wanting to see a happy ending for an orphaned survivor. With good bones as a starting point and some creative rebuilding this old arch top is back in a big way. Its acoustic qualities are common to many arch tops from this period, but plugged in, with the K&K pickup, brings its appeal to a whole other level. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this guitar will be donated to the Springfield Humane Society in memory of the bunny Nadia Henry.

SPECS: 000-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, mahogany body all round in vintage burst finish, checker-style binding, maple neck with adjustable truss rod, “easy-turn” tuning machines, oval neck profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, custom floating bridge with bone saddle, MOP inlays, ebony nut, original pickguard and tailpiece. Nut width: 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 1/4”, Scale length: 24”, Upper bout: 11 3/8”, Lower Bout: 15 3/4”, Body length: 20”, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 39”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8“, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 15/16”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ16 light gauge in standard tuning.

CONDITION: Solid rebuilt condition with 12-fret neck replacing the original. Other work included neckset with added truss rod, custom bridge, fretboard/frets, setup. Scrapes, bumps and bruises in the original finish. Please note that vintage, repurposed materials will have underlying swirls, scrapes, scratches, bumps and bruises. Any new features added during the rebuild were made to fit in with the old.

SOUND: Intimate acoustic tone but can handle its own with the best of them plugged in. Great all-around player for fingerstyle, flatpicker or strummer. Action can be adjusted to suit your playing style.

PRICE: $899


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