1960s - 1970s Kay Guitar Neck

This neck was originally on a Kay SG style body and was probably made somewhere between the 1960s / 1970s. The neck is in good used condition and comes fitted with the original tuners (which probably should be replaced). Finished in a colour similar to (dark) Standard Heritage Cherry and original Kay logo.

      • 19-fret
      • Adjustment at heel - fully working
      • Original string retainer
      • Original strap button
      • Neck adjustment at heel
      • Original gloss finish
      • Nut Width: 1.656 In. (42 mm)
      • Scale Length: 24.5″
      • 54mm at the heel (± 0.5 mm Deviation)
      • Mounting heel holes drilled

All dimensions are approximate. 


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Kay guitars from the 1960s hold a special place in music history. Kay guitars featured various headstock shapes and logos during this era, they are not a reliable way to date an instrument exactly

  • Unlike modern manufacturers, Kay did not publish an official serial number system, making it challenging to pinpoint exact manufacturing dates.
  • Kay instruments were often sold under various brand names, including AirlineMarathonSilvertone, and Windsor.
  • The company’s history dates back to the late 1800s when the Andrew Groehsl Company produced guitars and traditional European instruments.
  • In 1931, the Kay Musical Instrument Company was officially formed, and it continued to evolve over the years.
  • Notably, in the 1960s, Kay purchased Barth-Feinberg, a large music retailer in New York, and later, the company was acquired by the Seeburg Corporation (a jukebox manufacturer) and then by Valco.
  • Valco eventually went out of business, but in 1973, the “Kay” brand was revived for Japanese-import musical instruments.