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Feb 14, 2020 - 1:31:37 AM

tony boadle


242 posts since 3/23/2011

Hi team....any thoughts on this? Just curious...

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:18:41 AM

3299 posts since 7/27/2008

Looks like the "K" is short for "Kay."

They made various resonator guitars from I believe the 1930s to the early 1950s.

Some had cones, some had no cones and are "faux bros," and there were some like this that contain some sort of wooden amplifying chamber, but I've never seen one opened up to be able to know what's going on in there.

I've seen a couple fancier looking ones online where sellers were asking a lot more money.  I guess they are interesting from an historical standpoint, but never having played or even heard one, I'm not curious enough to take a chance on one and possibly end up thinking, "wish I hadn't bought it - now what am I going to do with this thing?"

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 02/14/2020 02:20:06

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:23:21 AM

tony boadle


242 posts since 3/23/2011

Hi Mark, I share your caution. I'm wondering if that slot on the cover was designed for a pick-up?

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:11:13 AM

1068 posts since 9/29/2009

It looks like the slot is dead center of the wooden coverplate. Maybe there was once a biscuit cone with the biscuit saddle projecting through the slot. But the cone has been lost, so someone put a generic pressure bridge there to bear on the coverplate for sound. If you could check the scale, you could tell whether it should end at the slot or the bridge.

Edited by - SamCy on 02/14/2020 08:16:05

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:17:42 AM
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tony boadle


242 posts since 3/23/2011

Good detective work there, I would never have thought of there a job out there for you as a reso-picking private eye?

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