This is a 1950s Kay K1 jumbo archtop cutaway guitar. Its jumbo body measures 17.25" wide at the lower bout. It has a solid spruce top and bottom, and ply sides. The maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays, featuring double dot inlays at the 5th, 9th and 15th frets.

The four-part binding is along the top and bottom edges of the body. The neck also has binding around its edge of the fingerboard. There is minor lifting of the binding in one small area as seen in the pictures. The wood bridge, trapeze tailpiece and tuners are all original. The tuner buttons have been replaced as well as the pickguard.

The finish is all original and in very good condition. There are minor nicks, scratches and abrasions as seen in the pictures. There is a repaired 4.5" crack extending from the left f-hole toward the upper bout.

Guitar specs:

  • Width: 17.25" at lower bout
  • Depth: 4.5" at deepest body part'
  • Overall length: 43"
  • Scale: 25 5/8"
  • Nut width: 1 21/32"
  • String action at 12th fret Low E: 2.25mm
  • String action at 12th fret High E: 2.25mm
  • Neck radius: 9.5"

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • K1
  • Blonde
  • 1950s
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Archtop
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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Red Hook, NY, United States
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