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For Sale Kay Tone King 1939

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by 360guy, Dec 10, 2019.


  1. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Price:
    3750.
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    1939 Tone King made for Gretch by Kay.
    I don’t think it’s ever been played. It’s very clean with zero wear on the original fingerboard. This is a rare find.

    It’s got brand new Spirocore lights. It plays very easy and has a big punch. This bass will really come alive as it’s played in.
    9EAD596E-46BE-4AF0-BD7D-93AC808A0ECA.jpeg 6207D0AD-0303-434E-8B5F-7611B385B2A0.jpeg F448CDE5-56E1-4EEC-AA9C-5EB987EDE97D.jpeg 96C19699-9D8A-40C9-91FA-C2F01B9EC08C.jpeg 6DB48A71-438B-4EC2-8E56-F588D8BD1D4F.jpeg 0850FCBC-85AE-43F2-95CE-7A2CF8A79833.jpeg BAF4579A-C18A-4F94-9BD1-8BAA0B8AFC19.jpeg 6207D0AD-0303-434E-8B5F-7611B385B2A0.jpeg F448CDE5-56E1-4EEC-AA9C-5EB987EDE97D.jpeg 96C19699-9D8A-40C9-91FA-C2F01B9EC08C.jpeg 6DB48A71-438B-4EC2-8E56-F588D8BD1D4F.jpeg 0850FCBC-85AE-43F2-95CE-7A2CF8A79833.jpeg BAF4579A-C18A-4F94-9BD1-8BAA0B8AFC19.jpeg View attachment 3625898 View attachment 3625900 View attachment 3625901 View attachment 3625903

    9EAD596E-46BE-4AF0-BD7D-93AC808A0ECA.jpeg 6207D0AD-0303-434E-8B5F-7611B385B2A0.jpeg Plates are flawless! F448CDE5-56E1-4EEC-AA9C-5EB987EDE97D.jpeg Veneer is very clean. View attachment 3625898 Overstand and bridge height are exceptional compared to many low examples of Kay’s I’ve seen. 6DB48A71-438B-4EC2-8E56-F588D8BD1D4F.jpeg No breaks or repairs on the neck heal. 0850FCBC-85AE-43F2-95CE-7A2CF8A79833.jpeg No chips or dings 96C19699-9D8A-40C9-91FA-C2F01B9EC08C.jpeg BAF4579A-C18A-4F94-9BD1-8BAA0B8AFC19.jpeg Custom tailpiece Badge
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2019
  2. rknea

    rknea Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2007
    Boise, ID
    OMG! That had me drooling all over my book!
     
  3. Ekajimmy

    Ekajimmy

    Nov 2, 2019
    Looks Nice!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    What do you mean by "never been played"? That lovely bass looks like it has been played a lot over the decades and I say that as a GOOD thing. I love 30's Kays. There's something in the sauce back then that made them sound really good.
     
  5. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    There’s zero wear on the fingerboard. But I agree, I think it sounds fantastic.
     
  6. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Oh, I see your meaning, the fingerboard is new.
     
  7. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Its the original fb.
     
  8. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Cool new tailpiece badge design on a nice old bass John!
     
  9. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Thanks, James!
     
  10. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Let's see the back of the neck on this beauty, some of the older ones actually have a flame to them!
     
  11. Ed S

    Ed S

    Nov 14, 2019
    Sure looks like some neck flame on the photos of the heel and scroll.
     
  12. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah! Does this continue throughout the neck?
     
  13. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    punchdrunk likes this.
  14. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
  15. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Fellas, that not curly maple, its paint!! Nice airbrush work but still paint...:meh:
     
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