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Monsters of Folk/ What kind of Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lesmarshall, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. lesmarshall


    Feb 26, 2011
    Watching "Monsters of Folk" on Austin City Limits . Anyone know what kind of Bass the bass player was playing on some songs, the one with a single cutaway, hollow body , with a trapeze tail piece ? Never seen one like that before. Here are some photos:


  2. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    I think someone else just asked the same thing yesterday. A quick search should find it for you.
  3. T Bassman

    T Bassman Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    A Kay methinks
  4. soulman969


    Oct 6, 2011
    I'd agree. Once i could see the headstock it does look like a '60s Kay.
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I must have one!!!

    Just checked out Ebay...never mind...the prices...holy cow!
  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    That dude on bass looks like Ritchie Havens! Talk about monsters of folk lmao!
  7. your idol

    your idol

    Oct 13, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Kay has really come up in price And collectibility in the last couple years. They had some stellar art deco archtop jazz guitars that you used to find at yardsales and pawnshops for nothing. Now people are fighting tooth and nail over Kay and i cant help to wonder if theres something i miss.
  8. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Scarcity. Only so many guitars were made in the past.
    When Gibson arch tops became expensive people sought cheaper alternatives. Kay made a few solid top master built archtops, and they used to be considered the "poor mans Gibson".

    The EBay-ing of the world changed that forever.