Kay Upbeat K8990 50s Natural

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  • $800$1,300

The Kay brand has been produced by a number of builders going back as far as the 1930s. Kays were marketed as budget instruments in a number of catalogs and department stores through the '60s. The Kay Upbeat was part of a signature series made for Barney Kessel in the '50s and '60s. 

Wood Composition: Laminate Maple with Maple neck

Design Elements: Block inlays, Trapeze tailpiece, Deco pickguard

Notable Kay Players: Jack White, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder


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