|Serial Number||N/A, built around 1962 in Chicago.|
|Pricing||$999 CND without case.|
|Neck||Maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Bolt-on construction with adjustable truss rod. 30″ scale length, 1 7/16″ nut width.Originally this bass had no position markers, but white dots (drops of paint) have been added to the bass side.|
|Frets||Very little wear on original frets; 20 frets total.|
|Body||Curly Maple laminate top, back and sides. The body is hollow with no soundholes.|
|Finish||A tastefully executed Tobacco sunburst in Nitrocellulose Lacquer. There are a few dings and scratches, but the finish shows off the curly maple very nicely.|
|Hardware/electronics||One Kay single-coil pickup with a metal cover providing decent shielding; volume and tone controls. Sealed tuners. Tortoise-plastic control plate with the Kay/music stand logo engraved; at one time this would have had paint in it, as the trussrod cover logo still does, but it has worn off over the years.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly; currently strung with a light-guage flatwound set.|
|CaseCase not included.|
|Comments||Kay instruments were built under the Kay name from 1931; previously, the company had been Groehsl and then Stromberg-Voisinet. This instrument was built around 1962; it’s in good condition, it plays very well and has a quite good tone.|
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