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Solid wood ribs on an old Kay

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by james condino, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Has anyone ever seen solid wood ribs on an old Kay? I never have; all are typically 3 ply laminated. I had one come in today with an approx. 1941 label that has a German factory neck and solid wood ribs. I'm thinking that someone may have actually taken an old carved bass with a dead top / back and pulled the plates off a beat up Kay to get it running again....
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Hmmm, when I was in the area a number of year's back I played a Kay that had a solid top that El Jefe Kelischek carved an put on. Maybe something similar?

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