Dating sears guitars
I have googled my brains out and only found 2 pictures of it, plus mine. I had a Kay K-25 that my folks bought for me in 1954 and had it until 1964 when I had to sell it to feed my family. I was told that it was made in 1939, is there any way to determine if that is correct?
I may need to get the neck reset but it will be worth it, the sound is fantastic! I too have acquired the exact same model and I agree, fantastic sound! Thank You Most of the questions in this thread could be answered by studying the Kay catalogues available for free download here: numbers stamped inside hollow-body arch-tops beginning with the letter L in the format "L-xxxx-xxx" are not the model numbers, but factory-specific batch and serial numbers, and do not identify the year or model.
This equation changes on a daily basis, and so no answer can be given to these questions other than saying check these links regularly, and watch how prices are evolving. And finally, to the so-called "experts" who will tell you that Kay guitars are not really collectable, I will quote a slight variation on the immortal words of P. Wodehouse from the dedication of his autobiography of 1957, "Over Seventy": SUCKS TO YOU, EXPERTS!
-- I love each and every one of the dozen or so Kays in my collection, and have spent years and years searching them out at bargain prices, and have enjoyed every moment of repairing and restoring them. Who's going to practice re-setting a neck on a 12 grand Gibson?
I'm wondering about the year of manufacture and the small size. Thanks I have been all over the internet searching for information on my guitar. If you look up this guitar on google, it could give you some hints of what type of guitar you have. This is a guitar for someone who understands electronics, the pots are fine but there is no sound. Is it still available and, if so, would you be willing to post to the UK?
Either this a one of a kind, or I haven't found the right website. I think you might have a Kay Upbeat Full Kelvinator guitar fror the late 1950's. I just bought this guitar with no markings and am driving myself crazy digging around trying to figure out what it is. It is a double F hole acoustic, with a floating bridge. Also the fretboard needs to be reglued onto the neck. On that note, could you send me some photos showing its condition (inc. What would be your very best price for it, and what is the postage to the UK. I am looking for a red one - it doesn't necessarily need to be a Kay-branded Busker.
But it's not hard to go through the catalogues, and to date most guitars by noticing slight changes in the models over the years -- such as pick-guard shape, tail-piece type (open or closed end), etc.
By going through the catalogues, most guitars can be pinned down to within a couple of years.
Single cutaway, round hole, teardrop pick guard Hi, I’m looking at a guitar I wanna but for my son, it’s pretty beat down, just wondering if it’s worth it. Has steal finger picks that wrap your finger and a slider which I cannot find a similar picture anywhere. I can send pictues My boyfriend recently acquired a Kraftsman guitar, but I am having trouble finding any info on one.Flattops for your hootenannies and be-ins, archtops to jazz and rock around with, classicals for the budding Segovia, and jumbo-size steel-string acoustics to take it out west or down to the country.Alongside Fender, Gibson, Martin and Rickenbacker, Gretsch was one of the original American guitar manufacturers.While the situation isn't quite as bad as say, Gibson or Guild, this guide should be viewed as the best available consensus, not gospel.In some cases a serial number may leave you with a fuzzy span of several years, and in others you will know which number your guitar was within a batch during a specific month and year.