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Trash or Treasure: Custom Kraft Ambassador

July 11, 2014
A reader finds a steal of a deal at $2 for a vintage Custom Kraft Ambassador.
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Trash or Treasure: Kay K6868 Style Leader

April 28, 2014
A reader considers selling his vintage Kay guitar, but first needs to find out what the actual model and value are.
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24 Windy City Gems

October 17, 2013
For much of the 20th century, Chicago was the epicenter of musical instrument manufacturing and distribution. Here, guitarist Daniel Ivankovich shares two-dozen favorites from his personal collection.
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Old Kraftsman Solo King

May 11, 2012
This Solo King features a Masonite body, a set neck, a single pickup, and a weird, oversized Gumby-style headstock.
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Early-'60s Kay Value Leader

August 16, 2011
For several years, I’ve been Jonesing for an old blonde Kay Value Leader triple-pickup guitar.
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Rudy's Music - 1957 Kay Guitar, 1955 Silver Jet

July 29, 2010
PG's Adam Moore is On Location in New York City, New York, where he visits Rudy's Music. In this video, we get a sneak peek within Rudy's vaults located in his basement. Here, we get to see a vintage 1957 Kay guitar, a vintage 1955 Gretsch Silver Jet, and a vintage Sears Silvertone guitar that is matched with a hardcase that has a built-in amplifier.
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Roger Fritz: Helping Resurrect the Classic Kay Guitar Line

February 11, 2010
How Roger Fritz turned an interest in cheap early Kay guitars into a reissue of the brand
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NAMM '10 - Kay Vintage Reissue Thin Twin Demo

January 28, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Kay Vintage Reissue both. In this segment, we get introduced to Kay's luthier Roger Fritz and he talks to us about the historic line of guitars and where it will go into the future.

Roger demos a Kay Thin Twin (new at NAMM as it features a Bigsby trem) and also shows off their latest model, the Kay Vintage Jazz II.

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Kay K162 Pro Bass Review

January 14, 2010
Kay''s K162 Pro Bass reissue delivers vintage looks and feel for those with a Jones for the past.
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