View Full Version : Kay Soprano

10-08-2012, 12:14 PM
Was in a junk/flea market this weekend and ran across a Kay soprano in pretty nice condition for $24. Didn't grab it and am now thinking maybe I should have. Opinions.

10-08-2012, 02:17 PM
I never pass up the opportunity to purchase a cheap uke. :)

10-08-2012, 02:24 PM
There's a Kay on the bay <g> right now, has a plastic fretboard and I've got too many ukes already. They do have a good rep for vintage guitars I hear. g2

10-08-2012, 09:47 PM
Vintage? $24? I'd have grabbed it. Even if it turns out impossible to play, take the neck off and use the parts - perhaps make a cigar box!

10-09-2012, 04:23 AM
Are we talking about new Kay's or 60's Kays?

10-09-2012, 06:04 AM
I wouldn't lose too much sleep over passing on it. I had one from the early 70's or late 60's and it was a dog in every possible way. Intonation was off, the tuners were crap, the bridge was a hulking mass. I'll pass on an old Kay uke every time.

10-09-2012, 06:47 AM
Are we talking about new Kay's or 60's Kays?

I guess 60s as the tuning knobs were very yellowed and the logo was the black and gold triangular K.