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No respect...Kay base?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by tornadobass, Apr 17, 2005.


  1. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    From this morning's newspaper:

    VIOLIN, Dog House Base, Full size. Old. Good cond., Kay, $500.

    Can't get no respect, huh?

    PS Wondering if I have the time and the spare $500 :)
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    That's what you call a 'find'. Get your ass over there ASAP.
     
  3. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    Yup, I'd agree it's a find. I just called and was told it was blond from 1947. The neck had been repaired with a dowel through the heel, I was told it was a pro job. He also said the price in the paper was wrong and he wanted $800 but might settle for $600 :) I'll have a chance to see it this evening.
     
  4. dvmweb

    dvmweb

    Apr 20, 2002
    Atlanta MI 49709
    :hyper: Oooh! Ooooh! Go get it! Did you see the thread on the beautiful restoration of a Kay? Good Luck! Even if you don't keep it, you could make a few bucks on it.

    Walt MI/US
     
  5. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    As it turns out, it was already sold by the time I called back to see it.

    OTOH, I have an American Standard (1960s era) that's doing fine...currently getting some orchestral use in community theater pit.