Vintage Kay model K8160 jumbo acoustic guitar, a classic 1960s American made Kay. You can see all three together in the last photo and you will find the other two Kay guitars in my other listings. This listing is for the JUMBO ONLY.The guitar is in great condition with typical minor wear due to age. The guitar is fully playable. This is NOT a wall-hanger or a project, it is ready to rock! If you're familiar with old Kays, it will play as it should and sound exactly as you would imagine: warm, woody and bluesy.
A full 17 wide at the lower bout. A killer that's perfect for banging out Louie Louie chords all night at full volume. He metal headstock logo is missing. It also has a top strap button added and signs of an old neck heel repair that was carefully and neatly done.Other than these minor flaws, it is nice and clean. If you're not familiar with vintage Kays, please don't expect super low action, perfect intonation and modern feel. That's just how they are and how they always were, even when new. These are not instruments for delicate fingerpicking or playing high up the neck, they are meant to be played hard and accepted as "close enough for rock'n' roll". They are perfect for blues, folk and rockabilly.
You WANT heavier strings at medium action on these things, in order to dig into those open chords and drive that heavy booming rhythm. They also do NOT have an adjustable truss rod like modern guitars.
The neck is quite straight on this one, but they are never perfect and require a bit more patience. If that's not good enough, then maybe you'll be happier with something more modern.But if you accept these old Chicago budget catalog guitars for what they are, you're going to love it! I have it strung from the top at the tailpiece in order to increase the string break angle over the bridge for better tone. Of course, like any old guitar, I'm sure it can benefit from new strings and a setup to dial it in perfectly. I have gone over it when I first got it, cleaned it, oiled the machine heads and adjusted everything, but it has been a while. I'll leave the detailing and and all the other fun stuff to the new owner. Any questions - just ask! Will be very carefully packed. It is just too big for most international package size limits. See my other listings for more vintage guitars and other fun stuff! The item "KAY JUMBO acoustic guitar 1960s vintage USA K8160 BIG 17 very nice" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "bigbeat66" and is located in Canton, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.