Kay Speed Demon 1966 – Sold

$1,350.00

Kay Speed Demon 1966

Kay Speed Demon 1966, excellent original condition with new hard case.

Kay shipped their Model K561 Speed Demons from Chicago throughout the early 1960s, with a variety of pickups used during that time.  1966 was the last year of the model, during which it received a new single coil pickup with adjustable poles and was re-named as the ‘Concert Hall Style’ in Kay’s catalogue.   However everyone – then and now – prefers the original Speed Demon name, which  captures the spirit of this lightweight 7lbs 6oz (2.9) kg, no frills, semi-hollow tone monster.   The almost unmarked red duco, double bound thinline cutaway body and flame-shaped 6 in line headstock combine with a full C neck profile, low action and vintage frets for a great mid-60s USA vintage rockabilly vibe, all at a friendly price.  Nut width is a generous 1-11/16″,  scale length 24.5″  neck angle is perfect, truss rod fitted and working. Pickup reads 6.3k ohms. The pickguard is sadly MIA and frets are 50% but playable,  otherwise this clean 100% original example is in excellent original condition, with a good quality as-new formfit hard case. 

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Kay Speed Demon 1966

  • Brand: Kay
  • Model: K561
  • Finish: Red
  • Original Finish: Yes
  • Original Parts: Yes
  • Made In Year: 1966
  • Body Material: Laminate
  • Finish Material: Nitrocellulose
  • Neck/Fret board:
  • Radius:
  • Weight: 7lbs 6oz (2.9) kg
  • Scale Length: 24.5″
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Case: OHSC
  • Issues/Repairs: Nil, electronics work well
  • Condition: Very good
  • Notes: The pick-guard is sadly MIA and frets have been polished down low 50% but very playable,  otherwise this clean 100% original example is in excellent original condition, with a good quality as-new  formfit hard case.