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Actual guitar shown in the above photographs.

This is a Kay K100 Vanguard from 1965. Kay was once the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world, making instruments for import and for domestic sales. This Vanguard resembles the build quality and design of a vintage Japanese guitar, but it is in fact American. This piece is a more rare version of the K100 as well, with the pickup cover built into the pickguard. Speaking of the pickup, the sound of this guitar is surprisingly nice for its quality, and plenty of output to boot. This guitar’s biggest downfall is the brass frets, which have worn down a lot making for some nasty buzz around the 4th and 9th frets, but luckily this buzz is only relegated to the high e string. The original tuners are still attached and functional, but this large-fingered writer must admit that their close spacing makes it tricky to tune sometimes! The neck is also quite thick, making for a very substantial hand feel. Apart from the aforementioned quirks and some bumps, chips, and dings, this guitar is a great vintage player and a fine example of Kay’s former glory. Ships in a gigbag.

Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ⅝”

6/10 (Good Condition) 1965 Made in the USA

All of our instruments are inspected by our manufacturer certified technician and stored in our humidity and temperature controlled warehouse. All listings are as pictured in the included photographs. We ship all of our instruments through UPS Ground with Reverb Protection. Please reach out and contact us with any questions you may have!

Product Specs

Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Kay
Model
K100 Vanguard (Single Pickup)
Finish
Darkburst
Categories
Solid Body
Year
1965
Made In
United States
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Features
Offset
Body Type
Solid Body

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31st Street Vintage Guitars
Joined Jul 2016
San Antonio, TX, United States

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31st Street Vintage Guitars

San Antonio, TX, United States
Joined: Jul 2016

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1965 Kay K100 Vanguard, Darkburst
$500
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