This one has an old picker and newspaperman curious. Some basses have "Kay" embossed at the rear of the peghead in script with fairly small letters. American Archtops The digits after the dash in the serial number are the year that the guitar was made in.
Below are many manufacturer source codes which are the first 2,3, or 4 digits of the source-date code. The result was a semi-acoustic instrument that was feedback-resistant while retaining natural acoustic resonances. Their products were known as "American Standard.
Another Decal has been located in the shape of a shield. Many basses were purchased for use in military bands. Cunningham26 , Feb 22, 2013.
I am going to add Grover tuners. Does anyone have any info on this model and why the "19" was written in? If you look up this guitar on google, it could give you some hints of what type of guitar you have. Speed Demon K573 c.
If anyone is interested I am open to any offers. A Kay neck with a full dimensioned fingerboard was thick and requests came in for a thinner more playable neck. The measurement between the posts is slightly smaller than anything else i have seen so unless you are going to use stand alone tuners i would bother. I can send photo's. If you look up this guitar on google, it could give you some hints of what type of guitar you have.
Couples and that both sides have the opportunity to learn what they need to know ahead of time about. On the back side of the tuner is the word "Germany". In Chicago made basses for a couple of years and used a neck with carved scrolls. Our customers want serial numbers to be formatted a certain way—like they used to be. The action's high for my thing as a nutty fingerpicker.
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Lined tip, hand polished in the natural reddish brown brazil wood finish. Moderation just tastes like more!! Possibly the Kay was embossed on every peghead and then through the sanding and finishing process became invisible. Used from 1957 to 1960, this headstock was named after the brand of refrigerator that looked quite similar. It is estimated that less than 250 M-2 models were manufactured.
Then in roughly early 1963, they changed to CTS 137 pots. My grandfather gave it to my a few years back. Paul Reed Smith The first digit of the serial number is the last digit of the year in which the guitar was made. Kay Wah Wah 1 c. Related brand Silvertone instruments Airline guitar Teisco.
Some of the S-9 basses and a few other basses special orders have been documented containing an original sound amplification system. The H-10, S-10, M-3, and S-3 are all the same size and have the same string length. Till about 1961, Jensen was the only Fender speaker supplier. But we keep trying. We supply some of these parts whilst a few manufacture vintage type parts themselves. Well I'm not one to leave you out in the informational cold, so here's something that I use quite often in dating amplifiers and electric guitars.
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Reduce the images to a size not greater than 200K per picture and not greater than 1024px on the long edge. Buscarino The last two digits of the serial number is the year in which the guitar was made in. A few experimental necks have been found.
- They may require some modifications to fit or be held in surrounds. Thank You, Jim Perry. On all limited editions.. Before you contact us have you tried to find out some information elsewhere? Not surprising, I guess, if it went as part of a special order to a big retailer.
- Kay sold a few basses to Sears and Montgomery Ward which were unmarked. I disconnected the pickups and pulled the pick guard assembly. Value Leader K6530 played by festival singer Marcia Mello. Kay Inner and Outer Linings: Scott does not she refuses to do any kind of gay chat kay guitars and in an old married.
I can send pictues. Guitar manufacturing companies of the United States Guitar amplifier manufacturers Manufacturing companies based in Chicago Manufacturing companies established in 1890 Companies disestablished in 1968 1890 establishments in Illinois 1968 disestablishments in Illinois Defunct companies based in Illinois Musical instrument manufacturing companies of the United States. Its really hard to find any information online about Truetone guitars other than they were made by Kay and and branded Truetone to be sold for Western Auto. Some pickup mounting rings for the above are available though some are now only available in one height. Blazer , Nov 28, 2012.
The suffix code letter identifies the quality of the speaker. Dennoch wurden vereinzelt hochwertige Komponentern wie DeArmond-Pickups und Bigsby-Vibratos verbaut, welche die Instrumente auch für professionelle Musiker interessant machten. I can send a picture if interested.
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The electro-magnetic pick-up is built within the instrument and is attached to its sounding board. We have found out over the years that some of the letters stand for the factory where they are made and the country if the same manufacturer is in multiple countries. Supposed they had ordered 1000 basses to be distributed to school systems.