Originally Posted by your idol
Kay has really come up in price And collectibility in the last couple years. They had some stellar art deco archtop jazz guitars that you used to find at yardsales and pawnshops for nothing. Now people are fighting tooth and nail over Kay and i cant help to wonder if theres something i miss.
Scarcity. Only so many guitars were made in the past.
When Gibson arch tops became expensive people sought cheaper alternatives. Kay made a few solid top master built archtops, and they used to be considered the "poor mans Gibson".
The EBay-ing of the world changed that forever.