Vintage 1920's Kay Kraft Acoustic Guitar

Kay Kraft acoustic guitar with what appears to be the original chip board case. This is an extremely rare Kay Kraft guitar, made by the Stromberg-Voisinet company in the 1920's. Cool adjustable neck angle to set string height, formica peghead overlay, mahogany neck, spruce top, and flamed maple sides and back. Except for replaced tuning machines, completely original and in structurally good condition. There are two loose braces under the spruce top, which could easily be fixed by a competent luthier. Finish has some dings and scratches and there is a 1 inch surface crack on the top to the right of the ebony tailpiece. It can't be seen in the picture and it is hard to notice. Includes original pickguard which will need a clip to attach to the body. The pickguard had been moved at one time, and you can see the extra hole in the picture. I think the guitar actually looks better with the pickguard off. All the binding is intact. Scale = 25.75". Lower Bout = 14". Overall Length = 40".

This guitar was examined by the renowned luthier, Phil Jacoby ( ), and he feels it is structurally sound. For a guitar of it's age it is really in pretty good condition. All woods appear to be solid and there was quite a bit of attention to detail. I feel this guitar would make a great additon to anyone's vintage guitar collection. It has an unusual Florentine shape, has a nice tone, and is quite playable. The frets and the fingerboard are in good shape. The Florentine shape and the gold-leaf pattern on the front, make this guitar a real conversation piece!