Kay N-1 Mandolin c.1950 Custom Hard Shell Case

Original Price$775
New Price$625
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Listed:a year ago
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Sammy B's Basement
Spokane, WA, United States
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Finish: Lacquer, tobacco burst

Body Material: Presumably Birch

Neck Material: Presumably Birch as well

Neck Profile: D

Fingerboard Radius: None, flat

Scale Length: 14”

Nut Width: 1 1/8”

Bridge: Original Rosewood Bridge, Floating, 1 3/4” string spacing

Hardware: Original tuning machines, Tailpiece and metal decal.

Case: This mandolin comes with a super nice custom hard shell case from Cedar Creek cases, built specifically to the specifications of this instrument, and valued at about $400, hence the price of this instrument. 

Repairs/Modifications: Nothing is apparent

Neck Details: Neck looks mostly straight with a bit of a forward bow, which is for the best considering the lack of a truss rod

Action: About .080” all the way across, measured at the 12th fret, no fretting issues, nice and low.

Fret Wear: String wear is pretty minimal, these frets appear to have been leveled at some point

General Cosmetic Condition: This mandolin is looking pretty great for its age, most noticeable thing to draw attention to is that the painted white binding has worn through in quite a few places around the edges of the instrument, which should be visible in the photos. Otherwise, it’s looking pretty great all around!

Other Notes: Great vintage mandolin here with a unique original pickup and high quality custom hardshell case, please feel free to message me with any questions and I will be happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for looking! 

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