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Kay-Tone Duke
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1945 ad

Specifications:

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 420 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Body depth: 85 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
4-ply bound top with unbound f-holes.
Single-bound back.
Single-bound pickguard.
Mahogany neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Single-bound headstock.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl small block inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite tuners.
Nickel plated hardware.
Natural finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1941

Earliest known example: 126052 (1941)
129725 (1942)

ca 1942:

Walnut back & sides.
Pearloid fingerboard inlay.
Levin Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.

133536 (1942)
133538 (1942)
146787 (1944)
Latest known example: 160537 (1945)