A TRIUMPH OF STYLE

So why should I play a Kay?

What can you say... Kay guitars are just plain cool! From the world-famous and instantly recognizable "Kelvonator" headstock all the way down to the "Blade" and "Kleenex Box" pickups, Kay guitars pay homage to an "art-deco" era where sophistication and style were just as important as sound and playability.

Kay Vintage Reissue guitars are masterpieces of art as well as fine musical instruments with a unique sound and feel you will not find with any other guitar.

Kay Guitars have been played by some of the world's most recognizable musicians. Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Dwayne Eddy, Barney Kessel..... the list goes on. Featured below are some of Kay's notable artists and players, past and present.

Wouldn't you like to be part of the legacy that showcases some of the most influential and exciting players on earth?

Make History..... Play a Kay!

PLAYERS & ARTISTS

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney
K5970

Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel
K8700

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton
K775

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow
K162

Jack White

Jack White
K148

T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett
K161

Tom Petty

Tom Petty
K8700

Colin Linden

Colin Linden
K161

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello
K162

Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed
K161

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
K161

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan
K775

Bill Black

Bill Black
TV-1

J.R. Rose

J.R. Rose
K1160 Music Note

Davey Farager

Davey Farager
K162

Ardy Sarraf

Ardy Sarraf
K5970

Gaby Moreno

Gaby Moreno
K161

Leslie Lowe

Leslie Lowe
K162

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson
K162 Custom

Sean Hurley

Sean Hurley
K162

KAY COMPLETE PLAYERS LIST

...and our family keeps growing!


A-J

Louis Allen
Phil Alvin, (The Blasters)
Chet Atkins
Beck
Bill Black, (Elvis Presley)
Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell
T Bone Burnett
Bob Casale, (Devo)
Eric Clapton
Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, (St. Vincent)
Ry Cooder
Elvis Costello
Sheryl Crow
Arthur Crudup
Robert DeLeo, (Stone Temple Pilots)
Dean DeLeo, (Stone Temple Pilots)
Bob Dylan
Dwayne Eddy
John Fogerty, (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Jerry Garcia, (The Grateful Dead)
Dave Grohl, (The Foo Fighters)
Buddy Guy
George Harrison, (The Beatles)
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Jimi Hendrix
James Hetfield, (Metallica)
Roscoe Holcomb
John Lee Hooker
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
Sean Hurley, (John Mayer/Alicia Keyes)
Randy Jackson
Elmore James
Joan Jett
Darryl Jones, (Rolling Stones/Miles Davis)

K-Z

Barney Kessel
Mark Knopfler, (Dire Straits)
Bruce Kulick, (KISS/Grand Funk Railroad)
Colin Linden, (Session Guitarist, Producer, Nashville T.V. Show)
Joe Hill Louis
Paul McCartney, (The Beatles/Wings)
Sarah McLachlan
George "Daddy Hot Cakes" Montgomery
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
Tom Morello, (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave)
Brad Paisley
Sam Pallidio, (Nashville T.V. Show)
Tom Petersson, (Cheap Trick)
Tom Petty, (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers)
Elvis Presley
Jimmy Reed
Keith Richards, (The Rolling Stones)
Mike Rutherford, (Genesis)
Rudy Sarzo, (Whitesnake/Quiet Riot)
Jose Silva
Bruce Springsteen
Paul Stanley, (KISS)
Pete Townshend, (The Who)
Joe Trohman, (Fall Out Boy/The Damned Things)
Jeff Tweedy, (Wilco)
Jimmy Vivino, (The Conan O'Brien Show)
Joe Walsh, (The Eagles)
Jack White, (The White Stripes)
Brad Whitford, (Aerosmith)
Robert Pete Williams
Big Joe Williams
Howlin' Wolf

KAY VINTAGE CATALOGS & FLYERS

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