1948 Kay M-1



This 1948 Kay M-1 (18919) is from one of my favorite periods for the sunburst shading treatment. The Kluson tuning machines are in fine shape, though the D string handle has been replaced. The Brazilian rosewood fingerboard is in fine shape. The replacement Teller bridge has been fit with adjusters. The rosewood tailpiece retains its “Kay” decal. The adjustable endpin is a contemporary replacement.The dimensions are: Top length 43 1/2″, Upper bout width 19 3/4″, Middle bout width 14 3/4″, Lower bout width 26 1/2″. Rib depth at tail 7 3/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/8″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 1/8″, String length 42 1/8″. The voice is warm and solid with the Pirastro Obligato stringing. With cover.