GrungeMetalFan
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I bought a guitar at a flea market in Mississippi the other day and the brand name on it is Kamico. I did a little bit of research and found that Kamico is a house brand of Kay (basically a cheaper model), but what I want to know, is when did they make them? Does anyone out there know when Kamico made guitars, because as much research as I did, all I found out is that Kay made guitars from the 1930's to the 1960's, but that doesn't help much. I appreciate any help.



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Just Curious, how much was it?

As far as I can tell from my google searches Kamicos date back to at least the 1940's Which would make sense If kay Made guitars from the 30's to 60's. However they could date back farther for all I know.

That's about all I could find.
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^ Thanks, I paid 45$ for it, (It had a few problems I had to fix on it, mainly envolving wood glue and new tuning pegs), from what I could find, Kamico started making guitars in 1931 (but I could only find that from one sourse I'm not too sure), I also found another source that said they made them in the 1930's, but like you said, the only links I could find to actual guitars where from the 1940's and more recent. I know they made banjos in the 30's, but that doesn't mean much. (It could be a different brand too, you never know) I think the guitar might be from the 1940's, myself, just judging by the way it was made.



^ THought I'd include a picture of what it looks like now, since it looked kind of junky in the other picture.
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williestratton
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They stopped making guitars under the Kamico name in 1951, hope i helped!
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i have a kamico guitar also but its a 4 string tenor guitar
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Wow, nice acquisition. How does she sound? Looks like it's in pretty good condition for it's age as well.
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Quote by williestratton
They stopped making how to play guitar /s under the Kamico name in 1951, hope i helped!


Well based on what I read on the internet, and I quote

Kamico stands for "Kay Musical Instrument Company" which was formed in 1931 from Stromberg-Voisinet (not related to Boston's Stromberg), so it can't be older than that. Kay made many low and medium priced instruments under the "Kay Kraft" name, later just "Kay." The peghead shape is typical, and the screwed on neck attachment was used until they closed in 1968.


Funny cause when I check the Wikipedia, Kamico guitars were produced from 1931–1951. Oh well. Hope it helps. And yeah, how's the sound when you play it?
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