#1
Hey guys,

So I inherited an old Kay guitar from my grandfather when he died. It is a Korean made K588. I can't find the serial number ANYWHERE on it, which is pretty strange. I have been trying to find out how much is it worth and when it came out, but there are barely any results on google, and none were helpful. I also checked amazon, ebay, and all those kinds of places. Does anyone have any idea where I could find info on this guitar?

Thanks
#2
From what little I can dig up, it appears that your guitar was manufactured in 1977 and, again with somewhat limited information, might be able to get around $100.00 to $150.00 USD.

If it plays well, and it should from the information I've located, I wouldn't sell it for anything.
#3
is it this guitar?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/studio-still-life-of-a-1977-kay-k-588-guitar-photographed-news-photo/102624457

if you search kay guitars on this page
http://www.jedistar.com/jedistar_vintage_guitar_dating_k.htm
you will find there are links to kay guitar resources that might be of help.

is the guitar in fully playable condition?
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I just looked in my Oxford English Dictionary and under "Acoustic Guitar", there was your Avatar and an email address!
#4
Yes, the guitar is playable and sounds good, but it is a little beat-up. And that picture is the guitar, except mine doesn't have a pick guard.
#5
clean it up, put on some fresh strings and enjoy the hell out of it !
being that it's your granddad's, that i'm sure makes it a special keeper. i would love someday to have that happen to some of my guitars( doubtful as NY state has gotten wind that i'm here and has passed laws dis-allowing me to re-produce.....curse the information age !)...maybe Kentucky
need more gear and a lot more talent(courtesytuxs)
#7
Quote by audreyqbarnett
Yes, the guitar is playable and sounds good, but it is a little beat-up. And that picture is the guitar, except mine doesn't have a pick guard.

Here's a Wiki blurb about "Kay". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Musical_Instrument_Company I think they were all over the map with price point, although a great many of them mass market items and sold in department stores.

In any event, some famous old time blues guy used to play a Kay. I'm bad with names, apologies for that. So, would somebody please ring in and help me out with this?

We had a thread about this a few months back, with pictures and all. Does anybody remember the picture of the guy's statue in his home town?
Last edited by Captaincranky at Jun 29, 2013,