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  • Resonator and Slide Guitars - Steels and ...   Ukes  


    KA - 0001 1934 Kay Wood Amplifying Guitar     EXC   Extremely rare all original example from the earliest years of the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago. It's in beautiful condition and has a great woody 'resonant' sound just picked and really comes alive when you slide that bottleneck onto it. The top has a sunburst bound wooden coverplate under which is a wooden resonating chamber with a trough that 'feeds' the sound upward to the dual grille holes. It's a big guitar with a 15 3/4" lower bout and a 25 3/4" scale length. Nut width is 1 23/32". It is bound top, back and neck and it's sunburst all over, including the top and back as well as the sides and the back of the neck. It sports the patented Stromberg- Voisinette neck angle adjuster mechanism that actually allows you to change the neck angle without steam and glue and all the messy stuff. It has it's original tuning pegs and the headstock logo is in beautiful shape. It has been recently set up John Knutson and is in fine fettle. This is only the second one of these I've ever seen and it is an exceptional specimen. No case but we'll ship securely.
    Price:   $3250.00 Reduced Price: $2450.00

    DB - 0004 ca. 1935 Dobro No. 45     EXC   This is the fairly rare spruce top version of the classic bluegrass axe. You can see it here with it's sibling No. 37 which is more commonly seen. It has a round neck but is set up for bluegrass playing with a nut riser. The nicely aged spruce top is crack free as is the mahogany sunburst back and likewise sunbursted sides. It is completely original from the decal on the headstock and the tuning pegs to the end pin and tailpiece which is unusual and appears original. It has the patent number stamped into the coverplate. It also has its original case, a bit worn. It sounds fantastic - like an old Flatt and Scruggs record - classic bluegrass tone. Price:   $3495.00

    BU - 0004 ca. 1935 John Grey Banjo Uke     EXC   Very nice little banjo uke from the esteemed English maker John Grey. Birds eye maple back and blue striped maple sides.   10 1/4" head and 13 1/4" scale length. Maple rim and mahogany neck and dowel.   Resonator attaches with a single thumb knob. There is a dark grain line that definitely is not a crack in the heel of which we have large pictures. The letters R B E are stamped into the bottom of the heel. Friction tuning pegs with the number 13797 stamped into the back of the peghead. John Grey & Sons, London on the headstock. The piano shaped case is unique.
    Price:   $795.00

    LS - 00037 1939 Gibson EH- 185 Lap Steel     VG++   Here's the rare one with the aluminum headstock that becomes an aluminum slab that runs the whole length of the instrument under the fingerboard and surfacing on the body to surround the triple bound Charlie Christian pickup. The back has factory non slip paint. And it has the wonderful tweed hard shell case with the racing stripes we love so well.
    Price:   $2195.00

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