Blonde Finish?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by 400$Bass, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. 400$Bass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Central Indiana
    From looking at images of old Double Bass instruments it appears the older ones where darker, brownish, reddish in color. At what point in time did makers start producing a light finished "Blonde" Double Bass?
  2. M Ramsey

    M Ramsey

    Mar 12, 2005
    North Carolina
    Kay produced some blonde basses in the mid-50's but I'm not sure about other makers, specifically carved basses.

    There wasn't a ton of those old Kay basses that were blonde either. Many of them available now, were once dark basses that have been refinished at some point.

    I hope this helps.
  3. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings, Aguilar Amplifiers
    How "old" do you mean?
  4. 400$Bass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Central Indiana

    Shucks...I don't know pre 1950?
  5. From:
    Contact Roger Stowers at the above link.
  6. jtlownds


    Oct 3, 2004
    LaBelle, FL
    I had '39 S5 (slim line) that was blonde,
  7. EggyToast


    Jan 21, 2006
    Wood does get darker with age, as well. May be a lot of old blonde basses that are "normal" colored now ;D
  8. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    My '38 Kay is a blond.
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