Modified ’53 Kay Crusader

TK Smith

I recently completed the modification of a ’53 Kay Crusader and wanted to share a few photos.

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith Guitars

TK Smith

TK Smith

9 comments

  • you are so damn cool, almost like the clint eastwood of slick guitar luthiery . Talent drips from those hands brother.. I just bought a Setzer Black Phoenix and this guitar is making me turn my head. Looks incredible in the photos!! -tavo

  • thats so cool man!.did you have to rout the car pickups in?,if so dose the guitar have a center block?.only asking as im planing a simila mode with a old arnold hoyer archtop but i want to avoid routing holes in her as she sounds so sweet acousticlly.i saw that you made a cc esque pick up in a p 90 profile to get around the routing,is this pick up avalible and if so how much.paul

  • Lovely work as always, and my own CAR tele will be here shortly. Regarding the strap hook in lieu of a button – what does the mate piece look like, and how does it attach to the guitar strap?

    Spike

  • Hey Spike, You’ll have to have a guitar strap customized to hold an upholstery snap hook. If you need more info, contact me.