Kay K1700 Barney Kessel Pro 1958 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $915$1,875

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 Barney Kessel Pro is one of the most sought-after and valuable Kay models. It was made in both one and two pickup configurations. 

Design Elements: Block inlays, trapeze tailpiece, two pickups

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


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