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Title: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: dberch on March 29, 2006, 03:16:48 AM
OK, I've been wanting to do this for several weeks now....   

Here is a recording of my 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King.  Our very own Unclrob did some work on it for me.  It needed some braces re-glued, and a smashed in fret pulled out and re-glued and set up. 

Now that she's back in picking order, I had to record something on it.  I chose Big Bill Broonzy's "Saturday Night Rub."  I have to say, she honks, she barks, she really does, but I love it!! :GRN>

http://home.mchsi.com/~dberch/MP3s/Kay_Kraft_Saturday_Night_Rub.mp3

This was recorded absolutely flat.  No EQ - just a bit of compression.

And Unclrob, THANK YOU for bring my baby back to life!   You are THE MAN, man!  By the way, the strings I settled on are light guage silk and steel.  For some reason, even though they're lighter on the bass side, the make the bass pop on this guitar.

David

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Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: roknroll on March 29, 2006, 04:44:36 AM
nice tune!  were still gonna have to jam sometime. :TON>



Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: ronmac on March 29, 2006, 10:55:24 AM
David, thanks for putting a little bounce in my step this morning! Great sounding tune, and a sweet looking guitar.


Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: Denis on March 29, 2006, 01:28:07 PM
That is exactly the type of music that should be played on that guitar.  Nice pickin' David.


Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: Barefoot Rob on March 29, 2006, 02:22:09 PM
David it makes me VERY happy that she's in the picking order.Sounds great with the silk and steels.The flatwounds gave it IMHO that old timey archtop tone I like but hey that why they make so many different strings.Thats for the tune.PLAY AWAY MY FRIEND. :GRN>


Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: dberch on April 01, 2006, 08:12:39 PM
nice tune!  were still gonna have to jam sometime. :TON>
Any time, man!

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. 


Title: Re: 1930's Kay Kraft Recording King
Post by: kwakatak on April 05, 2006, 06:37:28 PM
From one Kay owner to another, that's great pickin' dberch!

I've got a K-401 which is a plywood flat-top concert-size (approximately the same size as a 00) and it's a great little guitar for those bouncy and bluesy tunes. It's junky but I'd hazard to say that its tone, size and low price tag (cost $35 in the 70s when my mom bought it) is keeping me from GASing for a parlor.