1941 Kay C-1



This 1941 Kay C-1 (serial number 9050) has been well cared for and has had some upgrades in the bridge, nut, and endpin. The lacquer finish is in fine condition for a gigging instrument. The tuning machines are well maintained and lubricated. The nut is an ebony replacement. The original fingerboard appears to be walnut. The replacement bridge has had adjusters added. The endpin is a deluxe unit from the 1950s-60s. The neck heel has a tight repaired diagonal crack in the lower part near the back button, and has a dowel repair. The E side scroll piece has been partially broke. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 15, Lower bout width 26 1/2,  Rib depth at tail 7 1/2″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/8″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 1/4″, String length 41 3/”. The current stringing is Innovation Golden Slap. I do not recommend using steel strings heavier than light (weich) gauge. Spirocore orchestra gauge strings will harm this instrument. The original canvas cover is in very fine condition.