Monday, June 21, 2010

Kay Vanguard - 2 pickup electric in Santa Cruz for $200

These Kay Vanguards are highly under-rated guitars.  To me they sound and play as well as the old Harmony H44's for slide.  Really bright, soulful tone - especially if you put nice heavy strings on it.

If you've never played one of these through an old amp with a slide you really ought to give yourself a treat.

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Kay Vanguard Vintage Guitar - $200 (santa cruz)


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Date: 2010-06-21, 12:31PM PDT

Reply to: sale-zcbau-1803482253@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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Here's my Kay Vanguard guitar. This thing is totally awesome - super resonant, with incredible swampy blues slide tone. The electronics work perfectly and the guitar is very playable. The frets are somewhat worn down and there are a few buzzy spots on the high strings around the 7-10 frets. It's perfect for slide and has a tone you just won't find with other guitars. There is plenty of wear that you would expect for a guitar of this age, but it's all cosmetic. I've shown pictures of the most significant wear including some finish wear on the back (not a crack!), and an indentation on the fretboard. As mentioned, these are cosmetic issues which do not affect the playability at all. It's my only vintage guitar and I'd love to keep it, but I need the money right now.

Feel free to email me with any questions. Unfortunately, my work schedule makes it such that I don't get home till around 7pm Tuesday - Saturday, so showings will have to be after 7pm.

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