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Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil K592 Thinline Electric Red, 1962

Here is a very cool piece from 1962 – a Kay Old Kraftsman Red Devil model K592, the top of the Speed Demon line, built for the Spiegel catalog and direct mail company. This model was built between 1962 and 1965. Kay began in 1931 as the successor to the Stromberg-Voisinet, which was itself the 1921 successor to the Groeschel company, founded in 1890. Based in Chicago, Illinois, for a time Kay was one of the largest instrument builders in the USA, and supplied many catalog companies and department stores.

Vintage
Price: $850.00 CAD
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Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak Parlor Guitar, 1920s

Around the start of the twentieth century, Lyon & Healy were one of the larger musical instrument builders in the USA, with Washburn being one of their brands. This Lyon & Healy Washburn Oak parlor guitar, built in Chicago in the 1920s, is an example of the instruments available at that time. It features a ladder-braced Spruce top and Oak for the sides and back. The heavily V shaped neck with slotted peghead is likely Poplar, while the fingerboard is a dyed, hard and tight grained wood like Maple.

Vintage
Price: $999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

Vintage
Price: $1,895.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

❌SOLD❌ National Val Pro 82 Vermillion Red, 1962

The National Val Pro 82 was the single-pickup version of the ‘Map Body’ Val Pro line, built during 1962 and 1963 by Valco in Chicago, Illinois.  National itself began in 1927 with the invention of the Resophonic guitar, but in 1928 the original builders – the Dopyera brothers – left to form Dobro, and in 1932 the Dopyera’s bought a controlling interest in National and merged the two companies.

Vintage
Price: $1,750.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Furlanetto F Bass 6 String Sunburst, 1989

❌SOLD❌ Furlanetto F Bass 6 String Sunburst, 1989

This Furlanetto F Bass 6 String dating to 1989 and built using an Ash body is paired with a one-piece Maple neck and Macassar Ebony fingerboard. The bass is wrapped in a very nicely executed Nitrocellulose Lacquer sunburst finish. Hardware is straightforward for a six string bass – there are six Gotoh tuners with mini bodies at the head and a massive, fully adjustable six saddle bridge.

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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