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The K365 Apollo II and its walnut-bodied three-pickup sister model, the Artiste, represent some of the last instruments to be made by Kay Musical Instruments in America before being sold off to Valco and dissolving in 1968. Though the 1968 catalog stated the body was made of "solid Mahogany," some players claim it must have been chambered due to the hollow response it gave when knocked. While not one of the more highly sought-after Kay models, these guitars are quite rare. 

Years of Production: 1966 - 1968

Body Style: Solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body and neck, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, Rosewood bridge

Design Elements: Bound neck, block inlays, two single coil pickups w/tone and volume knobs for each, Kluson Deluxe tuners, adjustable Rosewood bridge, Bigsby-style tremolo tailpiece

Product Specs

  • K365 Apollo II
  • Natural
  • 1968