#1
I had been given a guitar along time ago, which I almost threw out gave away or took apart ofr parts on so many occasions. recently someone has told me that this guitar may be actually worth something.

It is an older Kay guitar with the two slices on the sides with sun burst finish well worn I would place it around 50-60 but as of yet have not been able to tell the year. it has a wooden bridge on it, with a metal tail peice to hold the strings, I have changed the keys but kept the old ones.

anyone with knowledge in this field I want to know if this guitar that might have become scrap actually might be worth somthing(the guy in question does have guitar knowledge and figured around a 1000.00 but as of yet been unable to verify this)
#4
I'm downloading pics now, the link is close but it dosn't have pic ups or guard and has a cutaway
#5
never mind photos are a wee bit off, this comp dosnt like my cam
#6
I've got the strangest feeling that when the pictures are up, this thread is going to make me cry a little bit inside.
#7
I have a friend sending the pics, but it was mistreated, carved into, (put his name and N.I.N. into it) also left outside
#9
Ah, an archtop. When you said "two slices on the side," I was imagining some serious "custom carving."

You might check with the people at Acoustic Guitar Forum--they know a lot about vintage guitars.
#10
LOL sorry, But theyre are some interesting carvings in her,
#12
What a shame. Honestly, I doubt anyone would even touch it. It could hardly be used for parts, and once damage on that scale is done, it's all over. Having worked at a shop that would frequently buy in vintage instruments, my boss would nearly always turn away a guitar that had extensive damage because it's simply not worth anything. Collectors want the guitar as it originally was, not some folk art crap resulting from years of abuse.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#13
According to Guitar aficionado mag. The weathered look is big amongst collectors but something tell me not The N>N carving or the guys name. lol Its got to chunky of a neck for my liking anyway
#14
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According to Guitar aficionado mag. The weathered look is big amongst collectors but something tell me not The N>N carving or the guys name. lol Its got to chunky of a neck for my liking anyway

"Weathered" is the same thing as saying "visually aged." This includes checking on finishes, oxidation of hardware, and tanning of wood. This does NOT include ridiculous whittling.
Sincerely, Chad.
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