Kel Kroydon KK-1 (c.1933)


This player's Kel Kroydon KK-1 is a good fit for anyone searching for the elusive, wide-open & woody sound of a vintage guitar ~ as long as a few bruises aren't out of the question. This guitar came to use from a customer on Cape Cod, who owned it for twenty or so years without having anything done to it. We reglued a couple loose back braces and set it up. Past repairs include a neck set; and a thin maple doubler has been added to the original bridge plate. The original ebony nut has also been replaced with a bone substitute. You've likely heard the legend of the Kel -- light as air, with effortless response and a thick, blooming tone. This one is no exception, and ready to go to a new home. Priced with modern hard case. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Spruce top
  • Original bar frets
  • Original bridge & bridge plate (w/doubler added to the plate)
  • Original finish
  • 1 3/4" nut
  • 2 3/8" string spacing
  • 24 7/8" SL

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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