VINTAGE KAY RED DEVIL ELECTRIC HOLLOW BODY GUITAR

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 23,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS IS A VINTAGE KAY ELECTRIC HOLLOW BODY GUITAR FROM THE EARLY 60'S BELIEVED TO BE A KAY 592 RED DEVIL WITH MOST OF THE ORIGINAL PARTS. IT IS MISSING ONE SCREW ON THE BRIDGE PICK-UP, AND THE PICKGUARD AND THE BINDING IS VERY OLD AND CRUMBLING. THE ONLY REPAIRS I HAVE DONE IS TO SHIM THE NECK IN ORDER TO GET THE ANGLE OF THE NECK TO THE BODY CORRECT. THE BACK OF THE TREBLE SIDE CUT-A-WAY IS CHIPPED. IT HAS A ZIPPER LOOKING SCRATCH MARK BELOW THE NECK SCREWS. I RE-CUT THE NUT GROOVES TO IMPROVE THE ACTION ON THE LOWER FRETS AND THE FEEL. IT EVEN HAS THE ORIGINAL TRUSS ROD COVER AND KEYS I PUT A LITTLE BIT HEAVIER STRINGS A .018 THIRD STRING BECAUSE WITH THE BIGSBY TREMELO IT STAYS IN TUNE BETTER. THIS GUITAR SOUNDS INCREDIBLE AND HAS ONE OF THE THROATIEST THICK SOUNDS I'VE EVER HEARD OUT OF A NECK PICK-UP. IT SOUNDS LIKE A P-90 ON STEROIDS AND THE THREE POSITION SWITCH WORKS QUITE WELL BUT I'M IN LOVE WITH THE NECK PICK=UP. THIS IS A WONDERFUL JAZZ GUITAR AND THE TREMOLO WORKS SMOOTHLY. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY ONE I'VE EVER SEEN AND I'M NOT SURE OF THE DATE ALTHOUGH I SUSPECT THE LATE 50'S. I WOULD WELCOME ANY INPUT FROM THOSE LOOKING AT THIS PIECE BECAUSE IOT IS A ONE OF A KIND FINE. IT CAME OUT OF AN ABONDONED STOREHOUSE AND WAS IN THE ORIGINAL CASE, HOWEVER THE ANGLE OF THE NECK TO THE BODY HAD A GENEROUS ONE HALF INCH CLEARANCE WHICH HAD TO BE CORRECTED. THANKFULLY THIS IS A BOLT ON NECK AND IT HAS A VERY STRONG NECK BODY JOINT. IPLAYED THIS GUITAR YESTEDAY FOR ALMOST AN HOUR AND I AM THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED WITH THE TONE. I AMA PROFESSIONAL PLAYER AND IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT BOTH COLLECTIBLE ADN A PLAYER'S INSTRUMENT. PATENT NO. D 169120 ON BIGSBY TREMOLO

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