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Re: refinish a Kay

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on April 09, 2001 at 18:45:37:

In Reply to: Re: refinish a Kay posted by Mark on April 09, 2001 at 10:31:54:

: I had an old, 1950's Kay that was painted Gold (probably a wedding band) that I bought from a pawn shop in 1974 that was very ugly. I stripped it all the way down to the raw wood and hand rubbed it with TUNG oil. I used that instrument for many years and can tell you that it was a top notch plywood instrument.

I got my '41 from a fellow student in high school -- it had been stripped completely of parts, including the fingerboard and machines. Mine was painted gold with blue polka dots -- wonder if they were related .

I stripped mine in 1966 or so, applied a dark walnut stain and coated it with clear. Sounds great to this day!

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