Kay P-4 (K-11)
I have three other K-11 guitars. This guitar is labeled P-4
on the inside but it is totally a K-11 but with a P-4 fret
It must have been made this way to use up old parts. It
is the cleanest K-11/P-4 that I have ever seen. It has
a few small scratches on it here and there. The K-11s are
usually beat up because in my opinion they were played
so much. The K-11 model usually has a very good full resonant
sound. This one is no exception.
This guitar also has a slimmer neck than the other K-11
guitars that I own. It is quite similar to a 50's Gibson
neck which is
my favorite neck thickness. This one also has the Burns Gearbox
truss rod adjustment system. It seems it is a copy if not
licensed from Burns of their geared truss rod system. You
put a 1/4
inch drum key in the base of the neck and turn the key
the neck. You can see the hole in the base of the neck in
pictures two, four and five.
Unfortunately this guitar has a loose neck and it will
need a neck re-set. Even though the neck is straight the
board is curved up at the extension over the body because
neck is slanted up just enough to screw up the upper register.
I will be taking it to the luthier to be fixed. It is amazing
how good these guitars sound and play. With a neck re-set
this guitar will be one of the best in my Kay collection.