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For Sale: Vintage Kay Banjo

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Collector’s item! This 1960's Kay is an open back 5-string banjo. It has 30 brackets/ hooks which allow you to tighten the Snuffy Smith head very easily and evenly. The banjo is in great shape overall. The black lacquer finish is lightly scratched here and there, but there are no cracks or splits; no severe gouges or dings. The chrome hoop and brackets are in very good shape and the tuning pegs all work smoothly and efficiently. Two of the tuning machine arms are slightly bent but could be straightened easily. The fret board has a very small chip at the upper end of the neck, and the 11th fret wire has a slight ding in it and just needs to be filed smooth. A couple of the upper frets need adjusting. I put a brand new bridge on it and it works quite well. Except for the new bridge and head, this banjo is all original. Kay was once a high volume company that produced and sold a lot of banjos. This one was made in Chicago in the early 1960's. The 30 bracket models, like this banjo, were higher end Kays. This banjo has good sound and has many an old time tune like Sourwood Mountain and Cripple Creek under its belt. Will consider any reasonable offer! :-)




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Price: $250.00 USD

Shipping: Buyer pays shipping

Posted By: Porter Claxton

United States, Redmond, WA, 98052

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Very Good Condition

Type: 5-String Openback

Brand: Kay

Ad Status: Active, #54409

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