Monday, 7 March 2011
POST # 517 EBAY PRICE GUIDE: VINTAGE 1920"S KAY KRAFT STROMBERG VOISINET GUITAR W/C
I love the headstock of this guitar, very turn of century feel about it !! Scroll to the bottom to see how much it sold for. Here's the blurb from the seller.
VINTAGE 1920"S KAY KRAFT STROMBERG VOISINET GUITAR W/C
For your consideration is this 1920's-1930's era kaykraft stromberg voisinet ventian model acoustic guitar,this sports the classic kay "Kanti-Lever" style neck allowing
you to adjust the angle of the neck also to raise or lower the action,overall condition on this is good for it's age,it does have a few issues tho,the fretboard has a small hairline fracture that runs the length of the fretboard(please see pics),this in no way hinders it's playability or weakens it's structure,this is somthing that has occured over the life of the guitar and not from misuse or from someone dropping the guitar.
The top edges below both sides underneath the fretboard look to be pinched inward,this is aparentley from the nature of which the neck was adjusted and must have sat that way along time to pinch the top as it has,it's more an eyesore than a structural issue.The neck is straight, frets are in really nice shape,no cracking or warping or other issues not already mentioned,guitar plays fine and is set up with medium action so that it can be finger picked or played with a slide,the kanti-lever neck makes it easy to adjust,the bridge is non original to the guitar.
It has typical wear from use and age,metal tarnish and crazing in the clear coat with small dings and scuff marks,all to be expected on somthing this old,this comes with an old harmony case and fit's it just right.
It's your chance to own a piece of history,We've included a short summation of this guitar from a historical point of view,Sold asis but as descibed,please check our feedback,we deal in vintage guitars and have an excellent track record with customers,thanks.
Mahogany top,back,sides and neck
nut width 1" 7/8"
scale length 25" 1/2"
lower bout 14" 1/2"
During the roaring 20s and 30s, music was making a profound impact everywhere. New forms of music were being created, and people were really enjoying what they were hearing. Just like new music that was coming out were new guitars. Kay Kraft Guitars was a fine line of guitars brought to this musical era.
The Kay Kraft guitars were introduced to the music scene in 1931. The president of the Stromberg-Voisinet Company, Henry Kehrmeyer, lent his middle name, Kay for the title given to the new line of guitars. At the time, there were three guitars that were produced. These guitars ranged in price from $25.00 to $45.00. It should be noted that in 1937, the Stromberg-Voisinet Company changed their name to Kay Musical Instruments. This may help vintage guitar dealers when looking for the vintage Kay Kraft Guitars.
The three vintage Kay Kraft guitars that were offered were made from maple, rosewood and mahogany backs and sides. Collectors of the vintage Kay Kraft guitar will notice that the mahogany version of the guitar is readily available. The rosewood style of the guitar known as the most sought after, and there are only a few of the maple Kay Kraft vintage guitars still around.
The vintage Kay Kraft guitar is known for its double point venetian body structure. This style of the guitar body had a very modern deco look for its time, creating a buzz for guitar enthusiasts. While most of the decal on the guitars showed gold leaves with vines, and two Indian heads, there were a few that were created with a deco design. This was another sign of the influence that the era had on the guitar design.
Owning an original Kay Kraft truly is owning a piece of history.
Winning bid: US $665.00