1942 Kay O-100

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Originally marketed as a school orchestra model, this good sounding 1942 Kay O-100 (10376) has had a few changes for better performance, including: Bausch bridge with adjusters, Flexible tailwire instead of the original rigid threaded Steel attachment, and a German adjustable endpin to replace the heavy and clunky original endpin. Laminated top with spruce outer ply, Laminated Maple back and sides with airbrushed “flame”, Maple neck (also airbrushed for “flame”) with a slightly larger profile than the C series basses, Kluson tuners, Brazilian rosewood nut, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard that is significantly thicker than the C series basses, Brazilian rosewood tailpiece (probably from a later era Kay bass), Replacement light weight German endpin, Lacquer finish, Strung with D’Addario Helicore hybrid strings. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 42 7/8″, Upper bout width 20 3/8″, Middle bout width 15 1/2″, Lower bout width 26 3/8″, Depth at tail 8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 3/4″. Depth at neck 6 7/8″, String length 41 1/4″. The top and back adages are a little chipped and worn from use. Assorted nicks and dings on the top and back. The neck heel has the common Kay break that was cleanly repaired. A responsive and solid feeling old Kay bass with the larger neck and fingerboard shape common to the Orchestra series. With cover.

Price: $2,750.