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SOLD 3/4 Kay M-1 "Maestro" 1956

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by LaVon, Jul 17, 2018.


  1. LaVon

    LaVon Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Alabama USA
    Price:
    $1800
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Alabama
    1956 M-1 Kay Double Bass 3/4 size
    I got this Bass 20 years ago and will miss it.
    It has a D neck and the Neck is thin compared to other Basses I've played.
    It has low action with no buzz, Jazz Set up.
    Thanks!
     

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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  2. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Interesting repair on what was probably a loose-on-both-ends bass bar, which BTW, all basses have, even Kays. Without a bass bar, the top collapses.
     
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  3. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr Supporting Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Ontario
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    Oozing in character - nice bass! Love the bass bar repair.
    If someone doesn't like the love handles, maybe they could be used as clamping devices if you can get some glue in through the screw holes.
     
  4. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr Supporting Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Ontario
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    Someone stuck wedges under the ends of the bass bar of our old Kay.
    I think those bass bars generally had a lot of tension.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  5. BigPoe777

    BigPoe777

    Jul 15, 2012
    Atlanta Ga.
    Still available?
     
  6. LaVon

    LaVon Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Alabama USA
    Yes Sir
     

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