So I'm renting a bass from my instructor, Sean Smith. He says that all he knows about it is that its a pre-WWII Kay. Anyway playing this thing is just absolutely mind-blowing. Never had a feeling like this playing upright bass before. It feels like the thing is playing me. Absolutely gorgeous, full tone. I love the feel of the fingerboard and the whole instrument is just phenomenal. Anyway, he assures me that he's doing this as a favor and that he has no interest in selling the instrument to me. So I'm wondering how many of these old Kays are still around, and how they compare to later (1950's, '60's) Kays and other laminate basses. Any advice from someone who's had experience with a bass like this would be really appreciated. Also, any idea how much this bass is probably worth? He says that the laminate is coming apart inside the top and back, and that it buzzes, but I haven't heard any of that yet. Thanks in advance.