Kay K-8990 Upbeat (1950's)

$1,550 $1,750
sku: 40U-199474
A piece of ‘50s coolness with killer tone, this Kay K-8990 Upbeat has a cutaway body with a spruce top and maple back, sides, and neck. It’s loaded with two Barney Kessel pickups. The bound rosewood fretboard has block inlays. Other features include a trapeze tailpiece, adjustable rosewood bridge, and Kluson tuners. This guitar is in very good/excellent condition.

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • Blonde finish
  • Double bound 17" body
  • Cutaway
  • Spruce top
  • f-holes
  • Maple back and sides
  • Maple neck (reset)
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • Block inlays
  • Two Barney Kessel pickups (bridge pickup rewound by our shop)
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Full Kelvinator headstock
  • Kluson tuners
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • OSSC (taped up)
  • VG-EC
  • Consignment
  • SN: L 551 8990
  • Price reduced 04/04/19

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