What’s Cool Out There… Kay

1950s Kay Barney Kessel

March 14, 2012
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1950s Kay Barney Kessel in a no reserve auction. Seller puts this in Fair condition. This one is going to need some TLC but from the description and the pictures…

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1930s Oahu Roundneck

February 8, 2012
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1930s Oahu Roundneck in a no reserve auction. The seller doesn’t go into a lot of detail here, but this looks to be in very nice shape from the pictures…

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1930s Vaquero

January 13, 2012
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1930s Vaquero with Hawaiian motif stenciled on the top. We are going to call this ’30s. To the best of our knowledge the Vaquero brand was made by Kay for…

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1963 Kay Value Leader

January 4, 2012
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1963 Kay Value Leader in a no reserve auction. Seller notes this one has three pickups as opposed to the more common two. Seller says the action is slightly higher…

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1960s Truetone Bass

January 3, 2012
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1960s Truetone Bass in a no reserve auction. These were made by Kay. Seller say’s it’s all original with checking, scratches and playwear throughout. Decent pictures here. Love the binding…

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1950s Silvertone Jimmy Reed

December 29, 2011
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1950s Silvertone Jimmy Reed in a no reserve auction. These were made by Kay. Not a lot of pictures or information here but it looks nice. Seller says the neck…

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1960s Airline 7262

November 30, 2011
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1960s Airline 7262 in a no reserve auction. Seller is calling this an Airline Barney Kessel. We’ll just call it an Airline 7262 and add that it’s probably a ’65…

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1960s Kay Speed Demon

November 22, 2011
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1960s Kay Speed Demon in a no reserve auction. Seller puts this one in Poor condition with heavy wear to the frets and fingerboard. Seller states there are dings on…

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1960s Silvertone Kentucky Blue

September 14, 2011
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1950s Silvertone Kentucky Blue in a no reserve auction. These were made by Kay. Seller is calling it a Silvertone P4. We’re not sure what’s up with that but to…

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1960s Custom Kraft

September 6, 2011
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1960s Custom Kraft in a Metallic Green in a no reserve auction. We can’t track down the model number on this. Custom Kraft was a brand distributed by Saint Louis…

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1930s Recording King Venetian

July 27, 2011
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1930s Recording King Venetian in a no reserve auction. We believe these were made by Kay. Seller puts this one on fair condition with moderate play wear and weather checking.…

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1960s Truetone Speed Demon

July 9, 2011
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1960s Truetone Speed Demon in a no reserve auction. Truetone was the house brand of Western Auto Supply. This model was manufactured by Kay. Seller say’s it’s late ’50s or…

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1960s Kay Vanguard K102

June 19, 2011
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1960s Kay Vanguard K102 in a no reserve auction. Seller puts it in Mint condition. Seller says this one came from the estate sale of the original owner who bought…

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1961 Kay Swingmaster

June 9, 2011
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1961 Kay Swingmaster in a no reserve auction. Seller states this is an “under the bed” find and as been played very little. No cracks, breaks, repairs or refinishing. Note…

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1960s Custom Kraft

May 2, 2011
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1960s Custom Kraft in a cool Metallic Blue in a no reserve auction. We can’t track down the model number on this. Custom Kraft was a brand distributed by Saint…

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1960s Airline Big Horn

May 2, 2011
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1960s Airline Big Horn. This one is part of Heritage’s weekly Thursday Vintage Guitar and Musical Instrument Auction which we are now following. Reserve (if any) on these items post…

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1963 Silvertone 1413

April 27, 2011
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1963 Silvertone 1413 in Metallic Turquoise in a no reserve auction. These were made by Kay for Sears. Seller is calling it a ’63, it may be a ’64 but…

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1967 Supro S710

April 8, 2011
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1967 Supro S710 in a no reserve auction. From the twilight of Valco/Supro/Kay. In 1967 or so Valco and Kay merged resulting in (cool) Supro branding of some Kay models.…

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1962 Kay Jazz II

April 7, 2011
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1962 Kay Jazz II “Kelvinator” in a no reserve auction. Seller says it’s all original in excellent condition. Good high resolution pictures here. We don’t think we’ve ever seen one…

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1959 Kay Barney Kessel Artist 6701 B

March 11, 2011
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1959 Kay Barney Kessel Artist 6701 B in a no reserve auction. We just had to post the “Kelvinator” headstock as our mom had a Kelvinator refrigerator back in the…

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