Friday, April 4, 2014

Kay 2 pickup Vanguard in Minneapolis for $199

This seller is offering a nice little Kay Vanguard (could be a Truetone, Old Kraftsman, or Penncrest model) - a two pickup version - for only $199.  Nice deal on a fun vintage USA made electric, BUT can I make one request of all you future sellers.  Please, no more hawking "Brazilian rosewood!"   Gimme a break please!  Just because it was made prior to 1970 and it is has some Rosewood does not make it "Brazilian."  And even if it was it isn't necessarily high quality stuff.  It's on the freaking fretboard for goodness sake - of an electric guitar.  So it has little if anything to do with the tone.  Trust me, if Kay or Harmony were making it, they would just as soon bust up the packing crates and reuse that wood to make guitars.  Let's not get carried away with marketing.

Okay, that is my little pinhead rant for the day.  Go back to your work.  Nothing to see here. - JC


early 60's vintage Kay electric guitar - $199

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Unbranded (these were often sold through a wholesaler to department stores) Kay solidbody electric guitar with 2 pickups, each with its own volume and tone controls, vibrato tailpiece (bar is missing) sunburst lacquer finish and brazilian rosewood fingerboard.
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