Are Kay guitars good?
Aside from a few electric archtops like the Barney Kessel and Upbeat models, most Kay guitars remain relatively low in value and undesirable to collectors. These Style Leader archtops are typically worth between $200 and $400 today in excellent condition.
Who made Truetone guitars?
Western Auto Supply Company Truetone was a registered trademark for musical instruments owned by Western Auto Supply Company in Kansas City, Missouri since 1960s (or 1947?) until 1989. Kay Musical Instrument Company is known to have supplied its guitars to Western Auto.
How do you date a vintage Danelectro guitar?
Most serial numbers on Danelectro guitars have either three or four digits. The first two digits represent the week of the year it was made. For instance, a 12 means it was made in the twelfth week of the year. In a three-digit serial number, the third digit represents the last digit of the year.