I removed the resonator today and there is a hand written number 8 and that's it. Kay eventually subcontracted its amplifier production to music industry rival in the 1950s. When he passed, my grandmother bought it for me from his brother who was attempting to liquify his collection. I found the model in an old 1956 Kay catalog. Some of Kay's lower-grade instruments were marketed under the and brand names.
Sound and playability are the two most important components in an instrument. Once the nut was loose, I was able to rock the neck backward to the correct angle for reasonable action. They also sell the Chicago Blues line of inexpensive harmonicas. Kay also made , beginning with designs carried over from the old Stromberg company. Please use my to get in touch. Kay made guitar models for its own brand name and guitars branded as for Sears, Sherwood and for Montgomery Wards, Old Kraftsman for Spiegel, Custom Kraft for St. Why not post a little tune with it.
Features the Futurama Dual 8, Futurama 8, Alama Amp-6A along with other lap steels , amps and accessories. The guitars featured art deco patterns. I don't think it was a long-running model, as it does not appear in earlier or later catalogs. It would be a heavy understatement to say that the action had crept up over the years. I have to say that it is most interesting.
Yes, post a sound clip! Comes in the originalbrown faux alligator skin case, which is in poor, butfunctional,condition. Some cool illustrations and descriptions of solid bodies and even a double neck or two. If you know of any builders not on this list, please. This explains why you will occasionally see a Teisco guitar with a Kay logo. But what of the tradition, the history? My understanding is that only 12 of these particular banjos were ever manufactured by Kay. I'm leaning more in that direction.
Thankfully, the neck was quite straight. Kay offered their first in 1936 — five years after the , and the same year as the. Operated from light socket alternating current. But very few will deny that a standout visual aspect enhances your performance. This single page guide two sides contains lots of useful information on proper operation and care of this legendary Ampeg tube amplifier. It's a gorgeous old banjo with plenty of music left in it.
In 1967, Kay was resold and merged with , but dissolved in 1968 due to financial problems. As of 2013, production and sales of these guitars have continued. I owned an Epiphone long-neck in the '60s and it was an excellent banjo. At its peak, this list had 71 companies. The new geared peg fit into the same type hole as the original - with a tapered splined shank, but there was this little brass assembly pin that might have interfered with the insertion. Unsourced material may be challenged and.
He lived in Illinois all his life. Click on the picture to see a larger photo. This digital catalog shows and describes these carefully constructed handcrafted acoustic guitars made in North Falmouth, Massachusetts at that time. I always check and often oil open gears when I'm restringing instruments, because they are so often neglected. The upright bass and cello lines were sold to , a new company formed by a previous Valco member, which has continued production see for details. As a vintage instrument dealer, I see no collectors market for banjos like yours.
I'm not sure where these are made now. Banjo Identification No Name Models Mugwumps Online Guide To No Name Banjos Often Mugwumps receives requests to help identify instruments with no names. I removed the screw so I could deal with the fingerboard and frets. Once it had been loosened a bit, I was able to pry the friction peg out safely. Kay company banjos were normally not that high-quality but this one is different.