5.1. VTG RESTORATIONS - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER - ELECTRIC ARCHTOP & THINLINE VINTAGE BLUES & JAZZ GUITARS - HARMONY & KAY CHICAGO, USA 1950S & 1960S MODELS.
Choice of Original, Prof. Restored USA-made Harmony & Kay Electrics - Great Condition, Character & Tone - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration, and available for "pre-order".
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Intro
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Selection of "Restoration to be Completed" Vintage Harmony & Kay Electric Guitars - fully restored prices indicated below or available on request - meantime, showing photos of the selection of models available, before start of restoration - ready to go "In the Workshop" for restoration & available to "pre-order"!

A Full Set of Details of each of the guitars listed can be provided on request, but I have felt for some time that I needed to rationalise the amount of information confronting folks....hope it works for enquirers!
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I am now finding that I "pre-sell" the majority of my guitars, certainly the vintage restoration Stellas and other guitars from the same era. Hence many, but not all of the guitars I have in stock are now listed on the website, in advance of restoration, or the stage where I am still working on them. This "Pre-Order" arrangement has now worked well for a good number of years....buyers reserving guitars coming through the workshop, in advance of them being fully ready, without any formal or binding commitment, and I welcome, and thankfully receive a steady stream of enquiries.
Description
Premier Guitar - Vintage Vault article on the Kay 3 P/U Swingmaster K673............
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/27670-vintage-vault-1960s-kay-swingmaster-k763
Condition
Individual condition report and repair/restoration schedules can be supplied for each of the guitars mentioned, on request.

All are in either entirely or essentially original condition....finish & colour in my view as good as you are likely to find on any guitars of this type, ranging between 50 & 70 years old - inevitably there is a little edge wear and minor surface chips/scratches...in the main, really the minimum for a vintage of this type and age, and I've seen quite a few! I hope that you will agree that the photos show that these remain handsome & characterful vintage guitars.

All the guitars are inspected in conjunction with the professional luthier I work with, in order to determine the schedule of restoration works required, whether it may include a neck reset or the need to re-level the fingerboard, on which if we cannot avoid losing the painted position markings, we do have stencils in order to replace them, or alternatives to install dot markers, etc. to retain the character of guitar as much as possible. Major jobs are carried out in the luthier's workshop, and the whole restoration completed under his supervision.

The original tuners do generally show some typical age-related discolouration but, in the main they work fine, amd are retained wherever possible, but if that is not practicable there are good options for repro parts or I do have a stock of original parts to call on. Original very good hard plastic nuts, are re-used whenever possible, but if not practicable replacements are individually purpose-made in Ebony or Bone.
Action, strings & cases
Following whatever restoration/repair works are required on the individual guitar, on completion of the set-up adjustments we will be looking for an action at the 12th. fret appropriate for the guitar.

New strings will be fitted, again of type & gauge appropriate to the guitar.

There is usually no case (although the guitar will be well packed and securely boxed for posting), but I do have the odd period case, and may be able to supply one of the type these guitars originally came in, or alternatively I may be able to supply it with a virtually unused Hiscox Liteflite hardshell case. These cases of course do offer much superior protection to the guitar. I will be happy to advise whether I can marry the guitar to a suitable case, at the time of purchase, and if so agree with you an inclusive price for Guitar + Case.

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Many demo clips on YouTube to enjoy....I have embedded one entitled "1964 Kay Swingmaster - Sunburst / GuitarPoint Maintal / Vintage Guitars"...although tailpiece & headstock decal are different, same guitar, with some helpful demos of p/u selections. Useful Link #1 for the Single "Speedbump" P/U Kay K671....not so much choice for the single p/u early Hollywood, but link #2 now added!
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Delivery details
PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS ON UK & EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS, INTERNATIONAL SALES, FEEDBACK & TESTIMONIALS, OTHER GUITARS, PICKUP INSTALLATIONS, ETC. SECTIONS OF THE TWO "BOXES" AT THE HEAD OF PAGE 1.....HEADED "AVAILABLE GUITARS INVENTORY & ARCHIVE" AND "SALES & GENERAL ENQUIRIES".

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**** CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER ****
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Stock Numbers & Prices: See below for list of current models available to pre-order, pending restoration.
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HARMONY HOLLYWOOD H39 1953, early single "Hershey Bar" pickup model - VTG1260 - Price on enquiry - photos 2 & 3 and link for model details on Harmony Guitars Database - http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H39/120.htm

HARMONY ROCKET H54 1967, Single cut, 2 x "Double Moustache" DeArmond Goldfoil p/u - VTG1571 - Photos to be added, but meantime library photo 5 & link for model details on Harmony Guitars Database - http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H54/142.htm

HARMONY S S STEWART 9016 ORIPHONIC H986 1950s Single p/u extended pickguard - VTG1350 - Photos to be added - no HGD link but searching HGD for H986 gives a series of photos of a 1959 example of the same model.

KAY K671 SWINGMASTER c.1960, Single Cut, Single "Speedbump" p/u -VTG1531 - Photos to be added.

KAY K673 SWINGMASTER early '60s, Single cut, 3 x "Kleenex" p/u - VTG1497 - Photos to be added.

KAY (assumed to be) K572 SPEED DEMON early/mid-60s, Single Cut, 2 x "Pancake" p/u - VTG1045 - Photos 1 & 4.
Video
Useful links
Vintage 1960's KAY Swingmaster Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar by Thomas Shahan
1955 Harmony Hollywood Archtop - for sale by mfrancis66
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