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« 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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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 04:44:36 AM »

nice tune!  were still gonna have to jam sometime. :TON>

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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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>
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« Reply #5 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. 
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« Reply #6 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.
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