1950s Kay 00-size 12-fret in X-braced solid spruce over birch, 1 13/16" nut, 2 1/4" string spacing, fine projection and playability
Having lost her original top during a hippie protest-gone-bad, an aged spruce top with X-bracing was recruited to give her new life. Top off rebuild, this guitar now offers modern updates including new top/bracing, neckset with new rosewood bridge and compensated bone saddle. Acoustic tone is wonderful, rich and melodic.
SPECS: 00-size body, 12-fret neck, X-braced spruce top, birch sides and back, slotted headstock, new tuning machines, steel reinforced poplar neck with full “D” neck profile, bound top and back, new fretboard with new frets and MOP markers, rosewood bridge, bone pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 13/16", String Spacing: 2 1/4", Scale length: 24 1/2", Upper bout: 11", Lower Bout: 14", Body length: 18 1/4", Widest body depth: 3 3/4", Overall length: 37 1/2" , Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8", Neck thickness at 5th fret: 15/16", Action: 1/8", string gauge setup: light gauge 53-12s in standard tuning.
CONDITION: Excellent rebuilt condition. A few bumps and bruises here and there. Top was replaced, X-braced with back braces reused. Other work included neckset, leveling fretboard/frets, binding, bridge, finish and a sweet setup.
SOUND: Fine projection and playability combines for a great playing experience. Specs lean toward this being a fingerstyle guitar but it can take just about anything you throw at it. Note: neck profile is full figured which doesn’t favor small hands.
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