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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

Price: SEK 35000

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