I just got this Kay M-1 from 1952 if I'm not mistaken, ... the serial number is 304... something like that... Anyway I was never a Kay fan, but this guy that works at this theater close by found this bass in the back in the basement and nobody claimed it so he sold it to me for $75!!!!!!!!!!! I basically just cleaned a little put some new strings on it and I must say, this thing sound great. There are no buzzes on the fingerboard. It's dressed nicely. Although the bridge doesn't have any adjusters, the string height is perfect. (you can fit a number 2 pencil under the G string at the end of the fingerboard, and the other strings are gradually higher than that). You can actually hook your fingers and the strings and pull they pretty hard and get a nice big sound. I'll make a YouTube video. Anyway, i don't know what to do with it. it's really fun to play! I might keep it for a while. Ideally I would like to find a good home for it. Somebody that can appreciate it. I kind of feel like I rescued the bass, so I don't wanna just get rid of it and sell to someone and later on find the bass in the same condition or worst. anyway, it's kind of growing on me. I have it strung with Helicore Pizzicato just because I had a set laying around for over 10 years. I think I am going to try some Obligatos that I got laying somewhere. maybe that will give it a beefier sound and a nicer feel too.