Vintage Kay Kraft Recording King Archtop Acoustic Tenor Guitar


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Description: Vintage Kay Kraft Recording King Archtop Acoustic Tenor Guitar

Condition: Good overall. Surface scratches, nicks, dings, dents, chips and weather checking throughout the instrument. There is a small crack in the heel cap on the neck but this is merely cosmetic. Original pickguard is missing and screw holes are visible including two unoriginal screw holes (see photos). One tuner has been replaced, the others are original and in perfect working condition. Fingerboard and frets have light play wear and plenty of life left in them.

Body: Double bound mandolin shaped body with spruce top and mahogany back and sides in sunburst finish. Top features beautiful floral artwork. Nickel trapeze tailpiece, Ebony bridge with ivoroid saddle and a bound sound hole.

Neck: Soft “V” shaped mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays and a 1 1/8” nut. Headstock features pearloid overlay with Recording King logo, three nickel Grover tuners with ivoroid buttons and one Page tuner with an ivoroid button. 23” scale length. Neck features a large wing nut on the inside of the body to adjust neck angle.

Playability/Sound: The spruce top combined with the mahogany back and sides create a warm tone with a defined high end; perfect for a tenor guitar. The midrange is very pronounced and helps the guitar to cut through a mix. Neck is very comfortable and suitable for any playing style.

Case: Does not include case.