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1948 Kay O-1 $1800

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by MollyKay, Mar 20, 2009.


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  1. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    1948 Kay O-1 #17813 $1800

    This is a some what rare Kay bass and the only O-1 (orchestra-one) model I have ever seen. I bought this bass for the unusual model and color which is dark, purple-burgundy brown with a red/orange sunburst color. This was a one owner bass purchase from a 65 year old FEMALE jazz bass player. Because of health reasons she no longer plays bass. This bass is being sold as is. It does have the classic Kay neck crack (only a surface crack at this time) that will need repaired but it does hold tune and is playable as is. The bass is strung with Spiro mittels and pick-up (Underwood I think) is included.

    I can ship this bass by Greyhound bus to the lower 48. Buyer pays all shipping which is usually $200 or less. If you are interested send me a PM.

    http://s318.photobucket.com/albums/mm428/bassmonkey2/1948 Kay O-1/?albumview=slideshow
     

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  2. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Bump...:)
     
  3. Where are the pics?
     
  4. bribass

    bribass

    Jan 25, 2006
    Northern NJ
    Endorsing Artist; Arnold Schnitzer/ Wil DeSola New Standard RN DB
    On her photobucket link. takes a little while to load.
     
  5. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist

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  6. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Somebody should jump on that deal. Molly knows her ply basses as well as anyone around and the price is fair- that would cost you close to a grand more in Western North Carolina.

    If it doesn't go, bring it with you to Merlefest.

    j.
    www.condino.com
     
  7. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Thanks James. :)

    I think this bass will be sold before Merlefest…but good idea.

    The more I answer questions about this bass the more I am finding it is a pretty unusual Kay. I can find no other O-1 as a reference point. There are lots of O-100’s but no other O-1’s.
     
  8. chump

    chump

    Mar 26, 2009
    detroit area
    hello mollykay i am new to site and interested in the 1948 kay, my 12yr 0ld son luke and i are starting to play the bass together,could you send me some more info? where is the bass located,what are yor thoughts on it ,etc. thank you very much.
     
  9. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Hello...I will send you a PM with the details. :)
     
  10. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Monday morning BUMP...a sale is pending for this Saturday :cool:

    Going once...

    Going twice...
     
  11. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    Lord, won't you buy me..... a 48 O-1.....:(
     
  12. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    …My friends all play Cleveland’s, I must make amends.
    Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
    So Lord, won’t you buy me a 48 O-1 ?

    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a vintage AS ?
    Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
    I wait for delivery each day until three,
    So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a vintage AS ?

    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?
    I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.
    Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

    Everybody!
    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a 48 O-1 ?
    My friends all play Cleveland’s, I must make amends,
    Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
    So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a 48 O-1 ?

    :D Sorry I just had to finish the song. You tee'd it up so nicely.
     
  13. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Bump...this bass is still for sale...for now. :)
     
  14. kittyboy

    kittyboy Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Sorry for the slight derail, but is greyhound bus a good way to ship a bass?

    (I need to get a bass from coast to coast and don't own a trunk right now).

    Thanks!
     
  15. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Yes and No. :meh:

    Yes because it is less expensive then most shipping methods…usually $80-$90 one way. Down side, I would not ship a bass this way with out a bass trunk. The insurance ranges only $300 to $1000 so if your bass gets damage from improper packing you are out of luck. You can't get much repaired or replaced with this limited amount of insurance.

    I have shipped with out a case and my bass was damaged :bawl: …now that I have a well made flight case I would not ship a bass any other way. Also note Greyhound is not traceable while in transits…so you need to be patient…it will eventually get to where it is going.

    Good luck!
     
  16. kittyboy

    kittyboy Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks Molly.
     
  17. sssbobbyr

    sssbobbyr

    Jul 9, 2008
    ocracoke NC
    So did this bass get gone at merle fest or is it still FS?
     
  18. MollyKay

    MollyKay

    Sep 10, 2006
    Southern PA
    Bass Hobby'ist
    Hi Robert,

    I sent you a PM Monday evening. :D

    This bass is still for sale.
     
  19. sssbobbyr

    sssbobbyr

    Jul 9, 2008
    ocracoke NC
    just figured out the pm thing
     

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