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What kind of bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CJ_Marsicano, Mar 24, 2005.


  1. A friend of mine got this bass for his son, rather econo.

    It's a Gibson short-scale bass, and the guy thinks it might be from th early 70's, but not much else. Here's a pic:

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    Anybody else have a clue? It seems to have all the original parts.
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I emailed the link to a few Gibson freaks that I know, and will advise if they know anything.

    Could it be a knockoff?
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    OK, the first guy thinks it's possibly a Japanese fake, and suggested you try George Gruhn.
     
  4. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto

    It's a 60's Kay. I'm not sure of the model, but it's a Kay.

    TD
     
  5. That's odd - the Gibson logo didn't appear to be pasted on. :confused:
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    That's a Kay allright. The headstock is the giveaway.

    No way that's a Gibson.
     
  7. I had my suspicions when I played it (unplugged) 'cause it sounded rather hollow for a solid-body bass, but blew it off.

    Now for a related question:

    Who in the hell would take a Gibson mother-of-pearl-looking logo, and superglue it to a Kay?!?
     
  8. George Gruhn confirms: