The Kay Musical Instrument Company, founded in 1931 in Chicago by Henry “Kay” Kuhrmeyer, is known for its guitars and other stringed instruments, such as banjos.

Kay offered its first electric guitar in 1936, five years after the Rickenbacker Frying Pan and the same year as the Gibson ES-150.

The company, initially independent until 1965, was sold several times, mainly due to competition from instruments imported from Japan.

And it was here, under the Weiss Musical Instruments (WMI) era, that this banjo was made.

So here for sale is a superb 5-string banjo with a resonator engraved with an American eagle symbol, made by the Kay brand during the 1970s.

Technical specifications :

  • Resonance skin: Transparent synthetic material
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Black stained
  • Saddle width: 30 mm
  • Width at 5th fret: 39.5 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 22 frets
  • Fork: 672 mm
  • Profile: D
  • Fittings: Chrome
  • Country of manufacture: United States
  • Year : 1970's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: White mother-of-pearl fingerboard markers / Resonator back engraved with an eagle
  • Details : Normal signs of wear given its age

Like all our instruments, this banjo has been carefully tuned.

As a result, it is very comfortable to play.

With a well-defined, balanced, rich sound, good projection and sustain, this banjo will delight musicians/enthusiasts both playing and listening.

Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
  • Open Back Banjo
  • Natural
  • 1970's
Made In
  • United States

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