Thursday, 19 May 2011
POST # 641 EBAY PRICE GUIDE: 1945 Kay Professional Archtop - Harmony Silvertone LOOK
An interesting Kay model from 1945 sporting all solid timbres! Scroll to the bottom to see how much it sold for.
Here's the blurb from the seller.
1945 Kay Professional Archtop - Harmony Silvertone LOOK
1945 Kay Professional Archtop
This is one to snatch up, folks! Won't find another in this condition!
First, it is in nearly flawless condition. Has MINOR wear here and there, but has been professionally buffed to a high-gloss to show off the BEAUTIFUL wood.
I am a luthier and guitar builder, and I have thoroughly inspected this guitar. The top is solid, bookmatched, carved spruce and the back and sides are solid AAA-grade flame maple. I guarantee them to be solid and not laminate.
This guitar is 100% original with the exception of the remanufactured pickguard. I am including the ORIGINAL tortoise swirl pickguard, but it is very brittle and should not be used.
The binding is beautiful red tortoise shell and the top has full checkerboard purfling. The headstock has a Brazilian rosewood overlay and the bridge and fretboard are both Brazilian rosewood. There is also a tapered Brazilian rosewood inlay where the sides come together at the bottom.
The neck and headstock are fully bound with tortoise shell. Check out the original tuning machines! It is beyond rare to have the original covers still there! Underneath the covers are the original Kluson Patent Pending tuning machines.
The body and neck are in fantastic condition. I filled a nick in the neck heel and back of the neck, but other than that they are nearly flawless with the exception of some minor finish checking on the back of the headstock.
The neck has been professionally reset and comes with a guarantee for a year from the purchase date to stay true. The action is good and low and is playable all the way to the body! The frets have been professionally leveled and dressed, so they are like-new.
As you can hear below, the tone is unbelievable. The volume is huge and the sustain rings long after a note is played! This will beat any same-year Gibson in sound.
Winning bid: US $1,100.00