Kool or not Kool ? flamey Kay Kessel Kraft Custom

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  1. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    that looks like it could be fun. has anyone seen the confounded bridge?
     
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    if you scroll thru all his parts it might be in there somewhere....or it got sold

    that is the good and bad about this guy parting things out....many threads here pro and con

    but if your looking for a part, it may show up here at some point in time..
     
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    those guys are here in jersey, I have dealt with them a time or 2. agree or disagree with the way they do things, at least I have found them to be pretty trustworthy in their descriptions, and not too bad on the price. it is what it is. I guess from a business point of view there is so much more to be made from the parts that its not even a question.
     
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    i like the fact i can find a part there, i like to buy husks and complete them maybe not to stock but something i like..

    i dont fault the guy at all, i wish i could make a living doing what they do...

    you do see complete guitars offered once in awhile that are not parted out....

    their business, their choice :yesway: :)
     
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    I love the Stratotone and Sizzler models! That Custom Kraft looks like a possibility but id be skeptical w/o having known how playable it was before disassembled. Id be cautious especially if it’s a hollowbody.
     
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    Functional they go for around $600-$800 but not sure about this exact model.

    They are early to late 60s - didn’t know much about these, just did a search.

    Very cool.
     
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    Similar shape to a Kay Red Devil, but obviously this is a higher end model.

    Airline Swingmaster might be a sister guitar.

    Im only just begun learning about these so those are my guesses
     
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    Oooo!

     
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    I dig it too :thumb:

    personally . I would put a master volume and a switch in __ forgetting the rest . and try to find some old DeArmond gold foils . microphonic pickups in a thin hollow body , is the way to go
     
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    dam i saw its still there...im tempted
     
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    its kind of sad seeing guitars parted out, it will never again be what it once was
    unfortunate reality is, its worth more in bits
     
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    I have a Kay Swingmaster from about the same era. The "Kleenex Box" pickups it came with sound fantastic. Hopefully you can find a set to go in
    there. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    But can help other guitars to live on, so that in the totality there are even more that stay original.
     

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