Kay Double Bass Viol M2 c1938 sn2192
A rare 1938 Kay M2 Bass Viol! What makes this Kay rare? First, 1938 is the first "official" year of production for Kay, and basses surviving from this early vintage are hard to come by. Second, is the M2 model. Essentially an M2 is really just an M1...but made specifically for the US Military as a contract instrument. So this RARE Kay is packed with some great vintage Americana nostalgia!
Pro's: This Kay Bass Viol is playable with a sound neck and the setup has been optimized by a well known luthier. The laminations appear strong and the instrument is ready to play!
Con's: The top was sanded and refinished. The neck is not original, but it is a vintage Kay neck. The tuners are early Klussons but do not bear the Klusson stamp.
This Kay is setup with D'Addario Helicore Orchestra strings and aluminum bridge adjusters.
This kay comes with an upton bass case that is the perfect fit and size for this bass. It has tons of pockets and a padded sleeve for a bow. It also comes with coda Revelation model carbon fiber german bow in near new condition. A fishman pickup also comes included