This consignment 1962 Kay C-1 (44839) comes from near the beginning of that year and remains in fine good health, rewarding the player with a solid feel and a classic Kay voice. The plywood top and back edges remain very clean, considering that it was a gigging instrument for decades. The laminations in the top, along with the bass bar, remain in fine health. The maple neck has suffered no cracks or injuries. The Kluson tuners are in fine condition and turn very freely. The Brazilian rosewood fingerboard has no ruts, grooves, or chipping damage. The replacement Aubert bridge has adjusters added and it is in good health. The Brazilian rosewood tailpiece is in fine condition and now has a flexible braided steel wire tail gut. The endpin is a good german replacement, keeping the weight down.
Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20 1/2″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 26 5/8″, Depth at tail 8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, Depth at neck joint 6 3/4″, String length 41 1/2″. Currently strung with Spirocore weich E and A, with Evah Pirazzi weich D and G, this bass has a balanced and solid voice with easy play. With funky period canvas cover. I would suggest a cover upgrade, for sure!