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For Sale 1949 Kay M1 with lots of extras - Bow, Stand, Bag, Wheel, Pre-Amp, etc. - PRICE DROP!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by TheLarch, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    New Jersey
    It's time to let this great 1949 Kay M1 find a loving home. I just don't play her enough these days between starting a new business, kids, etc. to justify letting her gather dust. This bass deserves better than me.

    She has definitely been played but is solid and plays well. My understanding is that this bass spent many years in a college orchestra until coming to New York City around 2000 and I bought her in 2002.

    While there are no external markings that say "Kay", there is a stamp inside of "M1" and "19581" which dates her to 1949. There's lots of finish scratches and chips and at some point long before I had her, it looks like the headstock took a blow and cracked by the scroll but was repaired and she stays in great tune. I replaced the endpin and tailpiece wire with much more substantial materials.

    I'm including a Ingles stand, bow, bag, wheel and a K&K Bass Master rockabilly pickup. I'm pretty sure that I strung her up with Innovation Rockabilly strings.

    I'm in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (Bergen County, just outside of NYC) and you are welcome to take her for a spin. I'm willing to travel a bit to meet up but we can discuss that as needed.

    Please hit me up with questions and I will do my best to answer.



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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  2. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $2600.
  3. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    I'm also open to a trade for a comparable value vintage American and/or Fender bass (boat anchors and highly modified basses need not apply).
  4. Kody2011


    Feb 1, 2017
    Any chance that the bow could be french-style brazilwood or pernambuco?
  5. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    I'm honestly not sure as I received it as a Christmas gift about 8 years ago.
  6. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    What is a boat anchor bass?
  7. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    For me, it is one that weighs more than 10 lbs and as a result, is one I couldn't really use regularly.
  8. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $2500.
  9. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $2400. Semi-motivated seller so please feel free to make me an offer!
  10. Chuckr


    Dec 18, 2011
    Hi , I'm interested in buying this bass. Lets plan to talk
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  11. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $2250.
  12. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie

    Feb 25, 2012
    Have you had any interest in this bass? Anyone played it? Seems nice to me and I keep looking at it..
  13. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    While there has been some tire-kicking, she's definitely still available.
  14. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $2150
  15. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Price drop to $1999! Surely you know of a stocking that this can fit in for the Holidays!
    RollEyes likes this.