1950s Kay Archtop N2 Acoustic Electric Guitar w/ Floating Arm Pickup + Case

1950s Kay Archtop N2 Acoustic Electric Guitar w/ Floating Arm Pickup + Case

This 1950s Kay N2 electric archtop acoustic guitar is really a great instrument. Kay offered lower-priced guitars in the 1940s -1960s, and the archtop was a big seller for them. The N2 archtop was typically only offered as an acoustic, but on occasion, Kay added a floating arm pickup to expand this guitar model into the electric archtop market.
 
Inside the body, visible through the f-holes, is “L 2273” and “N 2”. L 2273 is the serial number and N 2 is the model.
 
There are so many things to love about this guitar. #1, the headstock has the most classic looking Kay logo. It is an applied metal logo and looks as if it was from the 1940s. #2 the pickguard has the etched Kay logo, which is not on all models. #3 the floating-arm pickup is rare to find and sounds amazing. #4 The dot inlays are tortoise-shell style. #5 it sounds great. And lastly, #6 this is guitar is priced to allow someone to get an authentic 1950s electric archtop with the classic sound.
 
The guitar comes with a vintage chipboard case.
 
Condition:
This guitar is in excellent condition and everything is all original.
– There is minor wear on the fretboard in the 1st and 2nd fret sections.
– The frets, which are likely nickle-plated, are in good condition.
– The nut was replaced some time ago.
– The neck is straight and the action is good. It sounds wonderful too (see video).
– There are minor scuff on the back, front and sides (see pictures).
– Minor nick to the top of the headstock (see pictures).
– Minor paint wear around the white edges (see pictures).
 
Dimensions:
– Nut width: 42.66mm or 1 43/64″
– Scale (nut to bridge length): 25 5/8″
– Action: approximately 2.0 – 2.1mm @ 12th fret low E string & 1.4mm on high E @ 12th fret
– Overall width: 15 1/2″
– Overall depth: 3 5/8″
– Overall length: 42″
– Fretboard radius: 10″
 
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Description

This 1950s Kay N2 electric archtop acoustic guitar is really a great instrument. Kay offered lower-priced guitars in the 1940s -1960s, and the archtop was a big seller for them. The N2 archtop was typically only offered as an acoustic, but on occasion, Kay added a floating arm pickup to expand this guitar model into the electric archtop market.  Inside the body, visible through the f-holes, is “L 2273” and “N 2”. L 2273 is the serial number and N 2 is the model. There are so many things to love about this guitar. #1, the headstock has the most classic looking Kay logo. It is an applied metal logo and looks as if it was from the 1940s. #2 the pickguard has the etched Kay logo, which is not on all models. #3 the floating-arm pickup is rare to find and sounds amazing. #4 The dot inlays are tortoise-shell style. #5 it sounds great. And lastly, #6 this is guitar is priced to allow someone to get an authentic 1950s electric archtop with the classic sound. The guitar comes with a vintage chipboard case. Condition:This guitar is in excellent condition and everything is all original.- There is minor wear on the fretboard in the 1st and 2nd fret sections.- The frets, which are likely nickle-plated, are in good condition.- The nut was replaced some time ago.- The neck is straight and the action is good. It sounds wonderful too (see video).- There are minor scuff on the back, front and sides (see pictures).- Minor nick to the top of the headstock (see pictures).- Minor paint wear around the white edges (see pictures). Dimensions:– Nut width: 42.66mm or 1 43/64″- Scale (nut to bridge length): 25 5/8″- Action: approximately 2.0 – 2.1mm @ 12th fret low E string & 1.4mm on high E @ 12th fret- Overall width: 15 1/2″- Overall depth: 3 5/8″- Overall length: 42″- Fretboard radius: 10″ FREE SHIPPING in the United States.We are now using more recycled packing material in all of our guitar shipments! https://youtu.be/qdvuXBjnb00

Additional information

Brand

Kay

Year

1950s

Model

N2

Return Policy

Overview

Our refund and returns policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have passed since your purchase, we can’t offer you a full refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it and it must be returned within 14 days of your purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:

    • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.

    • Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery

Refunds

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If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. There will be a 3% return fee deducted from the original amount. For example, if the purchase price was $100, you will receive $97. 

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Shipping Info (Free Shipping)

FREE SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE ON THIS ITEM.

All sold guitars are handled and shipped within 2 days of purchase. For most deliveries in the United States, we use UPS.

Packing process:

  • Guitar is inspected
  • Strings loosened
  • Neck and head wrapped and supported
  • Body wrapped and supported
  • Inserted into guitar case (if sold with guitar)
  • Inserted into box
  • Taped/sealed
  • UPS pickup