Kay Value Leader 3 pickup K1963 All original and CLEAN 1961 Sunburst

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The king of the Value Leader lineup - the K1963.  This beauty is from 1961.  It is all original and in excellent condition.  If you're into these, be sure to check out our inventory for the K1962 and K1961 models in stock.

The frets are in excellent condition.  The neck has a slight swoop to it where the fretboard hits the body, but it plays great - better than most you'll find.  If you're in the market for a Kay like this, you know that they don't play like vintage Gibsons or Fenders, but they sound and look so unique that they are irresistible.

The guitar is all original and comes with a non-original chipboard case and a strap with a Martin attachment that has been used to avoid adding a strap button on the body or neck heel. 

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 5lbs 13ozs
  • Top and Body: Birch ply top and back with birch sides and pine/birch blocking  
  • Neck: Poplar
  • Fretboard: Select hardwood
  • Inlays: Original
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 18
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 24 3/8"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.97"
  • Neck thickness at 10th fret: 1.06
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 39"
  • Lower bout: 13 3/16"
  • Waist: 8"
  • Upper bout: 9 5/16"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Original
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.81k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: Original
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 5.74k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Original
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 5.61k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes 
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: 1346108
  • Case: Chipboard 
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