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Kay-Tone Emperor
Photo
1944 ad

Specifications:

Non-cutaway.
Body width: 445 mm.
Body length: 530 mm.
Body depth: 85 mm.
Hand carved top & back.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
4-ply bound top with single-bound f-holes.
4-ply bound back.
3-ply bound pickguard.
Flame maple neck with non-adjustable T-shaped duraluminum truss rod.
Triple-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Single-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Grover Sta-Tite tuners.
Gold plated hardware.
Natural finish.
Ten year warranty.

Introduced: ca 1941

Earliest known example: 125079 (1941) - (repro pickguard)
125750 (1941)

ca 1942:

Pearloid fingerboard inlay.
Levin Grover Sta-Tite style tuners.

Latest known example: 157062 (1945) - (Levin Solist pickguard)