Kay Kraft Guitar (1930s)


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Very Ornate Guitar Made by KayKraft. Made in the 1930s this is the top of the line for this series of guitars. Kay Kraft archtops were made by Kay (Stromberg Voisinet until 1930ish) in Chicago and are entirely a “Kay” affair in terms of build, sonority, and style. In fact, this body style (two point) was a patented Kay shape and can be seen on mandolins, tenor guitars, guitars, mandolas, and mandocellos.

The top is x-braced with two ladder braces below the soundhole, which makes the top very sturdy and controlled and certainly opens up the tone in a different way compared to the ladder or tonebar bracing most folks are familiar with.