Airline Mandolin by Kay (Circa 1959) SOLD

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This Kay-made mandolin sports maple back and sides, hand-painted binding and Kluson Deluxe tuners. And the sound? The first thing you'll notice is how dynamic this instrument is. Perhaps owing to the quality and age of the wood, its voice is mature, responsive and characterized by a particularly complex mid-range. Perfect for ballad accompaniment or deft cross-picking on fiddle tunes.

Effortless to navigate and sporting a surprisingly complex voice with lots of clean headroom, this instrument is a gas to play. In our opinion, a much better selection for your hard-earned money than a cheap contemporary import instrument with gritty tuners, patchily dyed fingerboard, and all the tone of a cardboard shoebox--but then, you expected us to say that, didn't you? Regardless, it's true; this is a heckuva mandolin for only two bones.

With an original chipboard case. Sold!

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This Kay-made mandolin sports maple back and sides, hand-painted binding and Kluson Deluxe tuners. And the sound? The first thing you’ll notice is how dynamic this instrument is. Perhaps owing to the quality and age of the wood, its voice is mature, responsive and characterized by a particularly complex mid-range. Perfect for ballad accompaniment or deft cross-picking on fiddle tunes.

Effortless to navigate and sporting a surprisingly complex voice with lots of clean headroom, this instrument is a gas to play. In our opinion, a much better selection for your hard-earned money than a cheap contemporary import instrument with gritty tuners, patchily dyed fingerboard, and all the tone of a cardboard shoebox–but then, you expected us to say that, didn’t you? Regardless, it’s true; this is a heckuva mandolin for only two bones.

With an original chipboard case. Sold!