The Kay-built 640 family consisted of three guitars, identical except for the finish and headstock decoration. A big ol' soundbox with a spruce top, curly maple back and sides, big faux MOP fingerboard markers (and three side dot markers!), and a newer style 'S' branded pickguard added up to some fine axes for the couple of years they were offered. The 644/49 seemed to be the best-seller of the bunch, followed by the 640, with the blonde 642/51 in last place.
The 640 family of 'Aristocrat' acoustics finished
up the line of Kay-built Silvertone archtops in style. The only real difference
between these guitars and their predecessors the 666 and 668 was in the 'wavy'
pickguard. Where does the
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