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FS 1960’s Kay Hollow Body Acoustic-Electric

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bdywzbrian, Jan 24, 2013.


  1. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    I bought this bass new in February 1974, at a going out of business, small town, Midwest music store. It was the last bass in the store and I’m certain it had been sitting around for a while. I couldn’t afford an amp, so the hollow body sound was a great alternative. I played it for a couple of months then it was moved from house to house for a few years before it found new life in a couple of local bands. I picked it up again a couple of years ago only to GAS for a newer Takamine Acoustic-Electric.

    Stamped inside the F-hole is what I believe to be the model number ‘P-3’. I’m not sure of the exact age. I have seen a few on the internet over the years. The strings are new, barely used with a professional setup. The pickup is the traditional Kay single chrome speed bump design. The volume and tone knobs are original. It’s in great shape for being nearly 50 years old. The only thing that isn’t original is the added upper strap button.

    Weight: 6 lbs. light a feather
    Nut width: 1 7/16 in.
    Frets: 20
    Scale length: 31 in. (12th fret x 2) or 31 1/16 in. to the saddle

    Includes the original felt lined case. Will ship cardboard packed and insured CONUS only for $950 OBO on PayPal. I’m looking to buy a G&L L-2500 and she has a 2 bass limit, if you know what I mean.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92574279@N04/
     
  2. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    Bump
     
  3. don21480

    don21480

    Mar 17, 2006
    NC
    I want one of these but I can't afford one - thumbs up fora cool bass!
     
  4. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    Played this bass last weekend, bump
     
  5. Itouchdownthere

    Itouchdownthere

    Jan 24, 2013
    OKC
    I bid on one very similar to that Kay bass, Only it was a 1962 Kraftsman . I had to stop my bid at 300 but im thinking it finally sold for 4 something and i thought that was a steal at that price even.
     
  6. digitalmoney

    digitalmoney

    Nov 13, 2011
    Appleton WI
    Wow This is like my first bass
    I never remember it looking like that !
     
  7. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    Last bump before I pull it off
     
  8. chris merrill

    chris merrill Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Endorsing Artist for: GHS Strings, Lakland Basses
    Bump for a very cool bass!
     
  9. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    Thanks Chris. Had a few lookers but no offers. The market must be a little soft?
     
  10. chris merrill

    chris merrill Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    Endorsing Artist for: GHS Strings, Lakland Basses
    must be??

    I just got one of these, and it sounds great.
    Good luck with the sale!
     
  11. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    This bass is still available. Can't bring myself to post on ebay. So bumpo
     
  12. JohnThomasson

    JohnThomasson Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, DR Strings, Source Audio,& Fishman
    I have one of these. Great basses!
     
  13. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    This bass is gonna get played tonight, along with a couple of cold ones!
     
  14. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    New price bump, $850.
     
  15. bdywzbrian

    bdywzbrian

    Mar 16, 2012
    NW Illinois
    Sold. On the way to Nashville. Gonna be a country star!
     
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