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Mystery Woods on Kay bass fingerboards

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Steve Swan, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    I had to replace the original fingerboard on a 1953 Kay with an ebony board. There was so much black crud on the original slab cut board that my initial assumption of Brazilian Rosewood or some other South American Rosewood was easy to make. It wasn't until I started to cut it up to make other things out of it that I realized that it was walnut! The Kay website makes no mention of this. Any Kay experts out there who can list other woods that fingerbaords were made from?
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    I've only seen Brazilian, ebony and walnut Kay fingerboards, though I've seen maple and cherry boards on other student level basses.

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