Thank you @Eddie --NGD

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by SubSailer671, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

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    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    I've been looking for a nylon string guitar for a while. @Eddie was kind enough to send me his. Kay KDG60R MIJ from the early 70s.

    I haven't played it yet as it needs to acclimate to my room. It was cold enough from the UPS truck to actually condense water on the finish.

    A quick photo:

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  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I'm happy you can put it to use. :)

    Don't throw all the packing material out. There's a small box in there as well. :)
     
  3. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    789
    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    I found it. It was right on top and easy to see.

    I haven't figured out how to use it with the Kay though. <grin>
     
  4. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    789
    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    There was also a Fender medium pick in the case.
     
  5. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    789
    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    I have had a chance to play it a little bit. I forgot how much posture makes a difference with classical fingerstyle guitar. I had to go hunt up my foot rest and leg pillow.

    The guitar sounds really nice. I mean really, really nice. I need some more time to get used to the wide neck, and the flat profile on the back of the neck. Both are good things for classical playing--I'm just not used to it.

    The body is laminated, but I think it might actually be rosewood. The grain is a little too tight for mahogany, which is what the KDG60 model is. That model also has a maple insert in the back which is missing on this one. So, I'm thinking the "R" in the model number might mean rosewood.

    I'm not sure what the top is made from. It looks like cedar, but it might also be aged spruce.
     
  6. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    904
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
  8. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    789
    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    Four photos: new bone saddle, cleaned up and dressed with new black nylon, gut shot looking at the neck block, looking at the heel and ladder bracing. IMG_20200215_144604.jpg IMG_20200215_144122.jpg IMG_20200215_125940.jpg IMG_20200215_125924.jpg

    The new strings are stretching out--it takes a while for nylon. Maybe that's for the best. I had to sand about 1/8" off of that bone saddle, and now my hands are too sore to play anyway.

    The inside is really clean, nothing I could find was a problem. I didn't change the nut, but it is plastic as well as the old saddle. But, the nut blank I have is about 1/16" too thick, as well as about 1/8" too tall. I'll replace that another day when I feel like more bone carving.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
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  9. brians

    brians Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Oct 1, 2017
    South Africa
    It's nice
     
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  10. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    51
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    Happy new classical day !
     
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  11. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
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  12. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Nut

    523
    Apr 28, 2019
    gone
    The Squirrel is absolute right !


    yesthatsawesome.jpg
     
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  13. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

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    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    Nice one, love the old 70's Japanese acoustics.
     
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  14. bmoss02

    bmoss02 Squier Talker

    42
    Dec 18, 2019
    Arizona
    nice! enjoy that beautiful guitar
     
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