Vintage Rare Kay Rope Archtop Guitar Mahogany Deep Old Usa Harmony Tortoiseshell For Sale
Vintage 1940s or 1950's Kay Rope Super Auditorium Mahogany Archtop, made in USACheckered "rope"/tortoiseshell binding on the top, tortoiseshell binding on the back and neckAll mahogany body with gorgeous deep reddish gold burst that just looks awesomeThe first 4 frets were removed and replaced after the fretboard was planed to make the neck straightThe frets were all leveled and polished, and the nut and bridge were worked to get the action greatIt sounds amazing and plays easy with new 80/20 Bronze 11s strings and is polished up nicelyThis guitar plays as good as it looks and sounds as good as it plays, and I've never seen another one like it.It's original pickguard, screws and washers, are included as seen in 4th pic, all other pics are taken without the pickguard attachedThe old Waverly tuners are sweet, with the perfect patina and working great, original buttons show tiny cracks but are hanging in thereThe bridge has original top attached to part of the bottom with some little blocks attached but sounds and plays so good, replace it if you mustThere's a small gap at the heel that is filled, looks fine, neck is nice and tight with good angleThere are a lot of small dings, scratches and sings of finish wear and use over the yearsIt has a finish mark in the clear coat on the lower back that is pretty large and is missing the tail pinA very nice example of a very old and rare archtop guitar, this one stands out in the crowdIf anyone knows the model or info about any other Kay archtop to have this binding sequence, I'd be interestedOffered without a case but will be packed very carefully for shippingBe sure to see the pics and ask any questions you may have before offerding, sold as-is with no returns or refunds This guitar is too big to ship to some countries, be sure to ask for a shipping quote if I can't ship this guitar USPS Priority International to your country.It may have to ship GXG which is expensive, if there's any question please ask firstPaypal only within three days of sale pleaseU.S Shipping price ships FedEx Home or Ground and applies to the lower 48 states only,If you need USPS for a P.O. Box, Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, please contact me for a shipping quoteContact me with any questions, "reasonable" offers or for an actual International Shipping quote
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Vintage Rare Kay Rope Archtop Guitar Mahogany Deep Old Usa Harmony Tortoiseshell: $590