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Late 1950s Kay Model K5965 Hollowbody Electric Bass (consignment) SOLD

Late 1950s Kay Model K5965 Hollowbody Electric Bass (consignment)  SOLD

This is likely the best-condition Late 1950s Kay Model K5965 Hollowbody Electric Bass I’ve seen. There’s very little wear and one mark on the back. It looks like it’s spent most of its life in its case.

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Kay Pro Electric 1952 (consignment) SOLD

Kay Pro Electric 1952 (consignment)  SOLD

The Kay instrument company made many, many instruments from the late 1930’s. This Kay Pro Electric from 1952 is in excellent condition and is a good example of what was available just before solidbody guitars really took off.

Kay instruments were widely used by many top pop popular artists, from jazz great Barney Kessel to Andrew McMahon in Howlin’ Wolf’s band.

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Kay Hollowbody Bass Model K162 1957 (consignment) SOLD

Kay Hollowbody Bass Model K162 1957 (consignment)  SOLD

Today we’re looking at a wonderful Kay Hollowbody Model K162 bass from 1957, in original condition. Kay introduced the Model K162 Bass in 1952 in response to Leo Fender’s 1951 Precision Bass, making it the second electric bass produced. The K162 was the first hollowbody bass produced, years before Gibson used the basses in their recently-purchased Epiphone line to enter the electric bass (EB) market.

This model became known as the “Howlin’ Wolf” bass because it was used by the Wolf’s bassist, Andrew “Blueblood” McMahon.

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Kay Hollowbody Bass 1962 – SOLD

Kay Hollowbody Bass 1962 - SOLD

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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Kay short scale bass late 50’s SOLD

Kay short scale bass late 50's SOLD

Great woody tone, does a passable simulation of an upright bass.

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Kay Thin Twin – SOLD

Kay Thin Twin - SOLD

This Kay Thin Twin is a very cool guitar, and fits perfectly into many blues /early rock contexts. Great sound!

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