1959 Kay K6437 Archtop | The Canadian Guitar Forum

1959 Kay K6437 Archtop

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitar' started by Everton FC, May 23, 2020.

  1. Everton FC

    Everton FC

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    Picked this up free, on Kijiji. I think I can fix it w/0 investing in the full-blown neck rest. It's all "pressed mahogany". A good old archtop from Chicago, USA. It is playable. I am about to throw some Martin Lifespan Lights on it. At some point in the next few days, I'll take it to a local luthier to see if pulling the neck back after gluing the gap at the neck heel is not only a possibility, but a chap alternative to pulling the neck off and doing a reset. It's an old Kay, so investing hundreds of loonies isn't going to happen. Wish me luck. I have this incredible urge to add electronics!
     
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  2. Stephenlouis

    Stephenlouis Gold Member

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  3. Scottone

    Scottone Gold Member

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    that's a cool looking model. At the very least, you have a nice wall hanger :)
     
  4. Everton FC

    Everton FC

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    Mine looks like this one - exact same headstock (Canadian Kay headstock?). Mine's in better shape - I am trying to pull the neck to do my first reset - or get it ready enough for someone w/glue and clamps to complete it, once I get the neck off!

    Vintage Kay Archtop Acoustic Guitar
     

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