Thursday, September 21, 2017

Beautifully reconditioned Kay Jazz II in Toronto for $1500

This seller is offering a vintage Kay Jazz II that's been carefully restored and upgraded to pro level playability.  That is no easy task with these old Kays LOL!

$1500 is not exactly a cheap deal but you will be hard pressed to find a more complete and fully featured Kay than this one. It certainly is nice looking and would be a rare bird to play out with.

I just had to feature it since I have areal soft spot for these old Kays.


Vintage 1963 Kay Jazz II w/ Original Bigsby! - $1500 (Toronto) hide this posting

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Danforth at Coxwell
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Kay
model name / number: Jazz II 
Available for sale is one lovely, and not often seen, original vintage (not the reissue), 1963 Kay Jazz II. It has all the cool original features of a top of the line Kay instrument of the period, like the Bigsby trem, 1/2 Kelvinator headstock, Barney Kessel pickguard, Kleenex box pickups, and highly flamed maple top & back. No breaks anywhere. Has a neat, original dealer decal from the era, on the back of the headstock, which reads... Conservatoire De Musique "Honolulu". A lot of love, and dough, went into making this one a serviceable instrument once again. Some restoration from previous tuners, new outer layer of body binding and fresh refret, set-up and it plays great! You can buy a mass- produced, computer made, generic guitar for the same price but this one is so much cooler, and has been brought up to top playing condition. For this type of guitar, that is a bonus, as many collectors don't put the money into them, that is often required to make a professional and serviceable instrument. Sorry but price is FIRM, I'm already taking a good hit on it.

Kapa Continental in Cincinnati OH for $325

This seller in the Cincinnati area is is offering a 1960's vintage Kapa Continental for $325 - not a bad deal.  Like he says in the listing Kapa's were hand assembled in the USA with parts mostly from Hofner in Germany.  The Kapa story is pure 1960's American since they were literally built one at a time in a workshop in back of a music store in Silver Spring Maryland. Not quite the boutique quality of today's "Luthier" guitars - more like German-American workmanship and reliability.

Learn More about Kapa guitars here:

This Continental shows the typical finish chipping and flaking common of all the Kapa's since the paining and finishing process did not have the benefit of large factory oven baked finish methods.  I think it adds to the charm - but that is just my opinion.

I think Kapa's make great Indie Band/ Alternative Rock guitars especially for female players with small hands since they have nice thin necks.


 Rare Vintage Kapa Continental - $325 (Cincinnati) hide this posting

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I'm selling an old mid-'60s Kapa Continental in metallic red. These are such cool guitars. They were built mostly in the US with some parts coming from West Germany. I specify which Germany, because there were two of them at the time. This is a vintage guitar. The bridge is not original, but it's a good match for the neck. It's a Ric-type bridge, and the string spacing is very similar. The neck is super thin. The body is comfortable and light. The pickups are original and clear. The vibrato is close to a Jazzmaster. The pick guard is unremarkable. These guitars were like a mix of a Jazzmaster and a Mustang or a Stratocaster. But with staple-top pickups, I believe made by Hofner, sort of Rickenbacker-esque. It's a unique guitar that could help you define your own unique sound. If you feel like there are already too many Jazzmasters in the local music scene, or you want something that sounds actually like the '60s and not just a vague interpretation, this is a functional, desireable, beautiful alternative. Or you could spend more on a Squier...
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Friday, September 15, 2017

1960's Silvertone 1423 "Jupiter" in Detroit area for $450

This seller - who appears to be a retail store (Pawn shop?) in Detroit is offering a nice looking "Silverstone (sic) Jupiter" for $450.  This is the model I usually Refer to as the "Spencer Davis Model"  since it is the same one he played n the 1960's on their famous hits like "Gimme Some Lovin" though his was not black.  The Harmony version of this guitar is called the Jupiter.  It has 5 control knobs because one is the "Blend knob" which mixes the pickups. Pretty nice deal. - JC


 Silverstone Jupiter Gold-Black Flake - AJLP - $450 (546 N Telegraph Rd) hide this posting

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546 N Telegraph Rd
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Silverstone
model name / number: Jupiter 
For sale is a Silverstone Jupiter Gold-Black Flake vintage guitar

This item is pre-owned, in good working condition, see photos for more accurate description of cosmetic condition

Price: $450
Reasonable offers will be considered. Call and ask for Kyle or respond via CL mail relay with inquiries.
SKU#: 65806-1


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