Kay was, at the time my Ukulele was made, pretty much a budget brand. The name did carry a far more illustrious history than I realised, but ownership wrangles and competition had made it pretty much a budget brand when my Ukulele was made. However like some budget brands of today, its lowly status doesn't necessarily make it a bad Ukulele; and its not! It is solidly and accurately built with no obvious flaws, even after 50 odd years. It is light and has a good tone; the plastic fretboard with a zero fret makes for good intonation and the tuners are the same as on my Kamaka so they can't be that bad, (I think they are Grovers). To be honest I think its a better made instrument that the contemporary Harmony and Regal offerings and the big headstock logo is another of those things that I use to think were really naff but time has changed my opinion to think its bold and retro cool.
For the nuts and bolts its scale length is a fraction under 33cm, (so a fraction under 13 inches), and 33mm wide at the nut (1 and 5/32 inches for the non SI people) with a 57mm, (2½in), deep sound box. It is laminate wood, probably birch or something but I wouldn't like to guess (lets call it Bass wood like they do today). The neck is one piece with quite a low profile D curve the fretboard is plastic, (really?), and looks identical to the ones used on contemporary Harmony models but I couldn't swear they were from the same maker. Its solid enough for any practical use and possibly still cheap and common enough to be an everyday beater if that is what you wanted? Some of the decorated Harmony contemporaries may make better wall hangers, but if I lost it and was starting the collection again I would definitely get another