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'57 Kay C-1 Upright For Sale

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by mchildree, Jul 25, 2003.


  1. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    '57 Kay C-1 Upright For Sale. Nice bass! Has a new bridge and tailpiece wire, strung with Helicore Pizz mediums. Otherwise all original. Very little chipping of the lamination, no neck breaks or repairs. This one was adult-owned, and well-cared for. Sounds and plays great, I just have a new DB on the way and need to make room.

    I really want to sell to someone who can pick it up or I can drive to meet within a reasonable distance of the Atlanta, GA. area. $1100 More pics available on request.


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  2. Douglas Learner

    Douglas Learner

    Jun 17, 2003
    Mike, you've got mail.

    Doug
     
  3. GUITARRON

    GUITARRON guitarron

    Jul 23, 2003
    Valdese, N.C.
    MIKE, I'M INTERESTED IN YOUR BASS. IS A CASE OR BOW INCLUDED? WHAT IS YOUR BEST CASH PRICE AND MEET ME IN GREENVILLE, S.C. ANY DAY THIS WEEK? I'M IN VALDESE,N.C. AND THAT'S A GOOD MIDPOINT. YOU MAY CALL ME BEFORE NOON TODAY (SUNDAY) 1-828-433-7924, OR LEAVE A MESSAGE AND I'LL RESPOND. KINDEST REGARDS, RON SHUFFLER
     
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    Reply sent, Ron. The bass is tentatively sold, but I'll keep you informed.
     
  5. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    AL/GA
    This bass is sold....Thanks Doug! Enjoy!
     
  6. Douglas Learner

    Douglas Learner

    Jun 17, 2003
    Thank you, Mike. I'm really looking forward to it!
     
  7. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Congratulations, Doug, and welcome to the darkside! Guess you can change your TB profile now.

    I just played a very similar C-1 on an unamped trio gig this past weekend. It was in much worse shape than yours, with lots of hard years on jazz gigs under its belt, and dead strings to boot. Nevertheless, it sounded great, nice and loud, and was a blast to play. These are good basses. Have fun with it.
     
  8. Douglas Learner

    Douglas Learner

    Jun 17, 2003
    Thanks for the welcome. I think it's going to be a great bass to learn to play on. Everyone here has taught me well: I've got a teacher, a luthier, Simandl and now a bass. I'm ready to go!
     
  9. timsway

    timsway

    Oct 1, 2002
    wallingford ct
    yeah, i'm drooling over the finish on that 57! i just picked up a 56 c-1 that looks like it was used as a work bench for 30 years and played my first (amplified) gig with it last w'end. with strings at least 15 years old on it (new ones on order!) i still fell in love. now i have to add the 56 to my list of instruments to be buried with and this one's bigger than the coffin! you'll have a blast with that instrument, guaranteed!

    tim
     
  10. Douglas Learner

    Douglas Learner

    Jun 17, 2003
    Thanks for the comments, Tim. This is my first bass so I feel very lucky to be starting with a Kay like this. I'm having a blast already!
     
  11. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Looks like you're be off to a running start. Congratulations, and welcome to the dark side! :)
     
  12. Douglas Learner

    Douglas Learner

    Jun 17, 2003
    Thanks. It's great to be here :cool: