Hi everyone. New to the board, new to the URB. I've played bass guitar for years. (for fun, not with a band). I play guitar and mandolin in a folk/bluegrass trio. (Timber Wolves) I've been wanting to get into upright for a while now, and just had the opportunity to pick up a Kay C-1. It's circa 1950. The finish is kind of rough, but not terrible. Scratches, and chips around the edges, but mostly on the bottom and the back. Structurally it seems good; good nut, tuners are great, tailpiece intact, and a newer adjustable bridge. It has really good tone, no buzzes or rattles, and it's got some growl to it. It's been a blast to play! (I should have some good callouses by this weekend). Bought it from a violin shop, so the set-up seems good. I'm going to have a friend that plays upright look it over soon. Looking foreward to using this great site for help as I go along. I'll keep you posted!