1942 Kay O-100


This consignment 1942 Kay O-100 is a good performing bass that I sold to a musical couple a number of years ago. It comes back because they are both playing jazz guitar exclusively these days. The surprise in function is the thick rosewood fingerboard stock and the nice full shape of the maple neck. Ply top, back, and sides, Maple neck, Kluson halfplate nickel plated tuners, Brazilian rosewood nut, fingerboard, tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, Replacement German 10 mm steel rod endpin, Adjustable maple bridge, Lacquer finish with airbrushed flame figure ob the back, sides, and neck. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20 1/4″, Middle bout width 15 1/4″,  Lower bout width 26 3/8″, Depth at tail 8″, Depth at upper bout corner 7 5/8″, Depth at neck 6 7/8″, String length 41 1/2″. The only major repair is the nearly universal neck heel crack, which has been glued, screwed, and doweled. The bass plays easily and has a warm tone. An americana music favorite. With cover.