When I was a teen, my father had a Kay K102 Vanguard. Great little guitar with a wacky 25-11/16" scale. When my father passed in the '70's, mom gave the guitar to my uncle. Not sure whatever happened to it after that. For about the last ten years, I've been looking for a Kay for sentimental reasons. Dad had one so I felt like I should have one. Spotted one at GC Boston for a stupid $399.00! Right? bought it that night, Just arrived today. It's small, light and a blast to play. condition is about a 9 of 10, not bad for a student grade guitar built sometime in 1961 or 1962. Probably bought, played a few times, then put in a closet or under a bed. Heck, the edges of the molded tuner buttons are still sharp-feeling! Before you ask, it has a steel tube in the neck that's not adjustable, ala Coral guitars sold under the Silvertone name, such as the Hornet guitars. Cleaned it up, new EB 9-42 Super Slinkys, all seems good. There was one like it on Reverb a few weeks back, went to over $900 before it sold, a 5 of 10 condition guitar. Sadly, no chipboard case came with it. The guys at GC are not going to like me trying to find a case to fit this one.