Vintage Kay Catalog Downloads


Out Of Print Original Catalogs in PDF format


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1953 KAY GUITARS Catalogue

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans of the RARE ORIGINAL Kay 1953 catalog from my personal archive. This PDF includes all nine pages of the original catalog showing and describing K162 electronic Bass, K161 "Thin Twin" guitar,K125, K150, K151 electric guitars K156 and K159 Lap Steels, K600 , K615, K300 amplifiers, K95 mandolin, Kay professional archtop models K-45 and K115, Kay Flattop models K-27, K-23 and the Professional archtop cutaway model K-21 and professional flattop model K-22 as well as the "popular" Kay moderately priced flattops, archtops and even their Windsor line. All illustrations are black and white. Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog very clearly. This has some cool old classics.....Great reference material.

1956 KAY GUITARS Catalogue

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans of the RARE complete ORIGINAL 9" x 12" eight-page jobber catalog from my personal archive. This digital catalog includes every page of the original catalog showing and describing the complete line of Guitars , Banjos, Mandolin, and Lap Steels produced by the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago, Illinois at this time. Color illustrations and descriptions of all their cool stuff included: Electrics include K172-Sunburst and Blonde, K192-G ("Roman Gold"), K192-S (Sunburst), K192-B (Blonde) as well as the K161 "Thin Twin", K142, K130, K136, K152-B, K152S, K148S, K155 and K157 Lap Steels, K95 Electric Mandolin, K160 and K162 Electric Basses. Full line of Acoustics including archtops K32, K35, K1-B, K1-S, K37, Speed Demons K11-S, K11-B, K21-B, K21-S, K40-S, K40-B. Flattops K18, K22, K24, K15, K12, K27 and Banjos K53, K54-T, K50, K52, K51, K55-P. Mandolins K64, K68, K72 and K70. Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog very clearly. This has some cool old classics.....Great reference material.

1956 KAY KESSEL GUITARS brochure

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans (300 dpi) of the RARE ORIGINAL 9" x 12" four-page brochure from my personal archive. This digital brochure of one piece of paper folded to produce 4 pages shows and describes the "Instruments By Kay Standards by Kessel" Kay Kessel guitars produced by the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago, Illinois at this time. Black and White illustrations and descriptions of some cool stuff included: Kessel Jazz Special, Kessel Artist Guitar, Kessel "Pro" Guitar and the Western Rhythm Guitar (flattop). Also includes a full page showing and describing the SILVA BANJOS by Kay. Silva Model, Silva "Pro" Model and Silva Artist. All instruments include retail prices too! Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog clearly. Kelvinators!!.....Great reference material.

1959 KAY GUITARS Catalogue

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans (300 dpi) of the RARE complete ORIGINAL 9" x 12" eight-page catalog from my personal archive. This digital catalog includes every page of the original catalog showing and describing the complete line of Guitars , Banjos , Lap Steels and Mandolins produced by the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago, Illinois at this time. Color illustrations and descriptions of all their cool stuff included: Electrics include Kessel Jazz Special, 6700S, 1700S, K8990J, K6540, K6533, K6970, K4144, K4140, K5910. Also shows and describes a dozen or more archtop acoustics and another dozen or so Flattop acoustics as well as the banjos and mandolins. Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog very clearly. More cool old classics from Kay!.....Great reference material.

1957 KAY BASSES & CELLOS brochure

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans (300 dpi) of the RARE complete ORIGINAL 9" x 12" four-page brochure from my personal archive. This digital brochure shows and describes the line of student basses and cellos produced by the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago, Illinois at this time. Also included some pages from a Grossman Counter Catalog showing the very cool Kay Maestro M-1B, Swingmaster S-9 and Chubby Jackson model S-51 basses and Kay accessories. see photos for complete contents.. Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog clearly. Great reference material.

1965 KAY Musical Instruments catalog

- Offering a Download containing high quality scans of the RARE complete ORIGINAL 9" x 12" twenty-four page catalog from my personal archive. This digital catalog shows and describes the complete line acoustic & electric guitars, amps, banjos and mandolins produced by the Kay Musical Instrument Company in Chicago, Illinois at this time. Shows and describes, along with prices: Kay Solid Body models...VANGUARD models K100, K102, K331, K332, K333, K310, K321, K322. ARTIST Solid Body models K370, K360, K350, K592 double cut hollow w/ vibrato. Thinline Swingmasters K673, K672. Speed Demons K571, K573. Hollow Body electrics K6535, K6533. Galaxie K580, Jazz II K775, Thinlines #1963, #1962 and #1961. K300 double cut solid. Electric Basses K5915, K5920, K5930. Pages of "NEW" Transistorized Amps, numerous Flattop steel strings, Classics, Banjos and mandolins too! Download includes PDF continuous document allowing you to see or print the entire catalog clearly. Great reference material.



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