Kay 1982s Style Leader

Category: Guitar

Kay 1982s Style Leader

You are looking at a Kay 1982s Style Leader from 1963, this single cutaway model in a beautiful Sunburst, with two copper colored anodized aluminum pickguard strips. This guitar was known as the Style Leader in several versions in regard to the pickup count, this model has 2 pickups, a pickup selector and what appears to be volume and tone controls for each pickup. This guitar is timeless in the blues man’s life. Comes with a chip board case, this is possibly the original case to the guitar, however I cannot confirm this.

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Kay Swingmaster Model K673

Category: Guitar

Kay Swingmaster Model K673

Kay Swingmaster Model K673 with 3 toaster/tissue-box pickups, multi pickup selector switch, in two tone sunburst and a classic rounded cutaway semi hollow body with a f-hole in a non-original hardshell case. The lightly flamed maple body displays very nice finish checking. Block inlays on a rosewood neck, with a black and white checkered/stitched binding.  Pickup selector switch and volume/tone configurations for each pickup.  Overall, it’s in excellent condition for the years it has been around, it is a very nice example of this model and certainly a rare find for those that know the quality of these instruments.

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Harmony H22 Bass

Category: Bass

Harmony H22 is a 1967 model Sunburst Hollow Body Bass with the extra pickup switch for tone switching. This model was made by Harmony once one of the biggest instrument makers from 1892 until 1976 making guitars and basses under their own brand and for other retailers.  This bass is in unbelievable condition, we are still reeling from seeing this come out of the case, and why we haven’t enjoyed this beauty that we have had stashed away for 7 years, now it can be yours, take a step back into time… we cannot be sure if this is the original case, but it appears to be.

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Baldwin Model 706V

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Baldwin Model 706V

Baldwin Model 706V with “F” Holes in a Sunburst Finish made by Burns of London for Baldwin in the U.S.A from 1967 until 1970. The bridge pickup on this guitar does not appear to be functioning. If there is a simple fix other than a complete rewind before shipment we will make it. Otherwise, the bridge pickup should not be expected to work. There is a hard-shell case, but not original.

This is an Italian made guitar.  These guitar were made from 1967 – 1970. The main parts were made in Italy and assembled at the Baldwin factory in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A Burns neck was added at the US factory with the signature scroll-top headstock. It’s possible other components were made by Burns or Baldwin directly but this appears to be largely Italian made parts including the pick-ups. The pickups are “Bar Type” humbuckers with adjustable screw poles and a Baldwin logo stamped on them. It has an adjustable roller bridget, Bigsby-like vibrato with string rollers.  The Baldwin 700 series guitars were a budget oriented line that included this 706V, a 706 with a trapeze tailpiece and die-cut “B” (no whammy), a 12 string called 712 (and 712T with a thinner neck), and a 704 bass. The guitars came in Cherry Red and Sunburst colors.

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Silvertone Thin Twin Jimmy Reed by Kay

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Silvertone Thin Twin Jimmy Reed by Kay

Silvertone Thin Twin Jimmy Reed by Kay in a Sunburst finish and some real true to era craftsmanship on the pick guard and headstock design. These guitars were made by Kay for Silvertone from 1955 until 1957 for the working man’s pocket book. It comes with a nice replacement tweed guitar case that protects it from all the harm that could come to instrument of this age.

We have information that this guitar was restored by Burning Rivers Guitars in 2004, just before we acquired it.  We were not aware of this until Robert Lamb, the former owner informed us of this fact. It is a great guitar and a very nice job of restoration.

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Goya Rangemaster

Category: Guitar

Goya Rangemaster1960’s Goya Rangemaster hollowbody guitar

This Goya Rangemaster is a striking example of the modern 60’s with these push button controls.  These semi-hollow body guitars were produced from 1967-1969 (I have not dissected this guitar for pot codes as important as I used to think they were for dating instruments) by EKO for Goya primarily in sunburst  with a Double Cutaway,  there are 2 offset double coil pickups  and of course those, cool button controls.

There is an issue with some veneer lifting mainly on the back of this guitar and a few places on the front top. This does not appear to be a problem from the standpoint of a sore thumb sticking out, but as a buyer you need to be aware of this. This guitar has been under protected collective storage for the last 7 years.  It does have a case, however, it is not original.

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