This K1160 was one of Kay's budget guitar models from the the mid 1960s, but they didn't scrimp on cool mid-century design touches. It's in remarkably clean cosmetic condition and the painted binding, pickguard and rosette show almost no wear. It's made of solid birch throughout, with classy faux-fiddleback figure in the highlights of the sunburst finish. It's just a bit smaller than a Martin Size 0 (13 1/4 inches wide in the lower bout). String scale is 24 1/2 inches and the neck is 1 11/16 inches wide at the nut. Tuners are American-made, a similar set to what Gibson used on LG-0 models around the same time. There are no cracks, the neck is straight and the neck angle is fine (the floating maple bridge is at a slight angle to improve intonation). This classic example of American mid-century design, made in Chicago, comes with it's original two-tone brown and cream chipboard case.

stock no. 54541

ModelK1160
CaseChipboard
Serial NoL1743