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1946 Kay-Tone Emperor

Very Good condition, 7/10, spruce top and walnut
body, when it came out this model had a spruce top
and maple body but this had changed by 1946, this
is the top of the line model from Swedish
manufacturer Levin in a series they called
Kay-Tone which was introduced in 1941 and made for
music publisher Ehrling & Lofvenholm,
this was the first natural blonde guitars in their
line-up as the first Levinbranded blonde guitars
came out in 1947, and according to the adds the
series had a few different models (archtops Count
and Duke, more basic archtop Lord and basic
flattop Prince, the last 2 have never surfaced) ,
has a Single String pickup (manufactured by
Champion but since they never got a patent for
this product they ceased production according to
our sources with on/off switch in the pickguard,
walnut body, 5-ply neck, threaded output with
extra hole under the tailpiece, straight neck, one
repaired crack in the top by the waist, worn
finish on the top, including original black
softshell case which fits perfectly for this large
body, the name Kay-Tone was later used by Thore
Ehrlings orchestra for the various vocal groups
that were called Kaytoners and the name came from
the successful deal that the publishing company
had done with the Levin guitars

Price: SEK 35000

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