HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

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HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

Postby Pacafeliz on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:42 am

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a friend is selling this, and man it sure looks... ehm... interesting. :-\

any idea on what model that thing is? any good?
thanks!

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Re: HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

Postby firebirdjake on Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:05 pm

I am not sure about the model name/number but am very curious about the wiring/switching in it. Some of these have just the STRANGEST wiring schemes going on in them, there's one around now with the same inlay pattern & 2 pups which defies description but I'll try anyhow. The switch shorts out the rhythm pu in what you would think is the rhythm position, the mid position is lead pu w rhy pu through a big ugly capacitor, the other position is both pickups through big ugly capacitors. Sorry to get so technical but I only saw the insides 'cuz someone thought the rhythm pup was dead. Not dead just misunderstood ! Good luck with your quest.
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Re: HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

Postby minderbinder on Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:54 pm

Couldn't say, but I have one from the same series... only two pickups*, 2 sets of knobs, toggle switch in place of the rotary, simple wooden bridge and fixed tailpiece, lacking the 'fancy' position markers and neck binding. Same body & headstock shapes, same pickups, same color. Nice, funky tone. Not very loud though. Neck's kind of chunky, strikes me as more of an acoustic guitar neck. Mine's missing the headstock badge and I only very recently figured out that it IS a Kay, based on some low-res scans I saw from Kay catalogs of 1965/1966.

* I should say it ORIGINALLY had two... now only one. It's been modified in a few other ways, and will continue to be modded. It's always been an experimenter's mule. Interesting to see one in original, good-quality trim.

Did you buy it?

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Re: HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

Postby Pacafeliz on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:36 pm

nope... :(

but thanks! they sure are cool!
rock on,

Pat.
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Re: HELP ID this old KAY solidbody...

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:35 am

Looking around for info on that and came across this site:

http://www.myrareguitars.com/1960guitars.html

If you like weirdo 60's no name axes, this is the place. :cheers:
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