This is a 1959 Kay K6833 with birch laminate construction in golden brown. It has dings, scratches and crazed patina all over it from a long life but the finish is in remarkably nice condition, it is structurally very solid and needed no body repairs.

The poplar neck reset perfectly, it is 25-3/4” scale with the original 1-11/16” bone nut and new vintage–style tuners. I gave the birch fretboard a fresh 12” radius, new Jescar 47104 frets and matched it to a modified Bigsby compensated aluminum bridge with the original trapeze. It has a large D carve with a fixed steel trussrod, the action is electric guitar-like low and easy.

I installed one of my hand wound Type13SC gold foil pickups that works great with this big body giving it a clean, rich and full sound.

These guitars were designed for sitting around and strumming in a different era a long time ago that had different musical demands. This is a beautiful guitar professionally rebuilt that you can plug in and strum right now- it plays great and will continue to play great for a long time.

No International shipping – lower USA 48 only

Set up with .010 - .046 strings

Gig bag included

Large D

25 3/4"” scale / 12” radius

Original bone nut @ 1-11/16”

New neck reset

New vintage-style tunes

Original trapeze

New Bigsby aluminum bridge

Malinoski Type13SC pickup

New pots / jack

Weight 4 lbs 8 oz

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
Brand
Model
  • 6838 Archtop
Finish
  • golden
Categories
Year
  • 1959
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Pickup
  • Surface Mounted Pickup
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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Malinoski Guitar

Hyattsville, MD, United States
Sales:220
Joined Reverb:2017

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