Let's see those Kay, Airline, Silvertone etc. archtops

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Vehje, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. gayler

    gayler Tele-Meister

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    I guess so. It's no biggy. I was just shocked that it came up when my search was for Montgomery Wards airline guitar amp. I was like hay that looks like my Hagstrom. And then I was like, dang vol knob is even broke like mine :cool:
     
  2. Cooper Black

    Cooper Black Tele-Afflicted

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    Your Zombie photos won't scare me away! Here's my 50's era Kay.

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  3. Bullet56

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    My Airline Archtop.

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    dented Poster Extraordinaire

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    Cool! A Double Zombie!!!!!!

    Welcome Bullet 56 to TDPRI. I'm in Huntington Beach as are a few others. Nice guitar.
     
  5. 61fury

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    Nice F holes all of them. love stencil F holes and the last is very stylish. Oddly I do not care for the traditional F hole, esp on electric guitars. Too at odds with the modernity of the thing.
     
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    61fury Tele-Afflicted

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    My "Winston". I was told in another thread it's a Guyatone. It's near the top of my projects pile. I cut two pickguards for it out of lucite. One is to be clear, the other black. I plan on a slim neck pup, pg mounted with pg dial controls.
     

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  7. icedog75

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    Too Funky to pass up

    Recent purchase...mid-60's N-4 is as close as I've been able to get as far as ID. Interesting Olson Radio pickup added somewhere in the past. Neck is straight but top (maple ply I believe) has collapsed about 3/8 of an inch...probably not valuable enough to ever fix but it plays nice.
     

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  8. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Prop up the top !

    Easy enough to do through the f hole.

    Cool guitar.
     
  9. Obsessed

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    Welcome aboard icedog74 and a nice Kay.

    This is a zombie/zombie/zombie thread that keeps on giving. Nice to revisit. Someday, I'd like to find an attic duster to add.
     
  10. bigbean

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    Guild X-50 showing carved Seymour Duncan piezo bridge and neck detail.
    The guitar was a gift in consideration of design work in the mid 80s. This previously belonged to several other Canton OH players. The burstbucker is the fourth pickup that this old girl has had. The bridge pickup is the second bridge pickup and maybe the fourth bridge over all. Telecaster knobs (the only knob worth crap) and Grovers (gold with silver buttons? - I have no idea why I did that. I ordered them back in 1971). Rebound in 1999. The binding had outgassed.
     

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    This is my 1952 National Model 1100. My bought it brand new in 1953 and gave it to me in the early '60's. I had the pot and connector cleaned up recently and the neck adjusted and restrung. That was the only time I ever had this guitar in for service. I replaced the knobs year ago with black chicken head knobs but lost one of the originals and I bought two cupcake style blond knobs that are a close match. This guitar has a strange neck design, its a cast magnesium rectangular tube covered by wood. It stays put once adjusted properly. It's been at least 40 years since I plugged it into an amp now it sounds wonderful again. It has the original hard case too.
     
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  12. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    My Harmony Rocket trio: re-finished H59, H54 & H53.
     
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    1935 Harmony Archtop
     

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  14. joe_cpwe

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    No F holes, but a semi-hollowbody Silvertone '59 Thin Twin, and matching 1391 amplifier. Neck on the guitar is a bit loose, hence no strings.
    My dad's rig when he was a kid.

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  15. coonhollow greg

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    1941 Kay I just bought. 1537495040909.jpg 1537495054253.jpg 1537495070660.jpg 1537495082927.jpg
     
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  16. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

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    That H53!
     
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    I like a thread with longevity!

    Here's my '67 Harmony H79 to keep it going:

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  18. Mike Simpson

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    Kay Truetone "Speed Demon" (missing pickguard)
    The Truetone was sold in Western Auto stores.

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