Kay Double Bass Viol O1 c1948 sn17864
This is an interesting Kay Orchestra Model as the varnish pattern is much
different than you would traditionally see, and it does appear to be original.
As Upton Bass String Instrument Company is the first NEW startup business to
manufacture laminated double basses in the USA since H.N. White & Kay started in
the 1930’s, we have a strong affection for these double basses and love
preserving them for future generations. As an interesting note, back when
these basses were being made and advertised, it was the QUALITY of American made
products coupled with the preservation of American labor that was a focal point
in advertising. The promotion of American made quality couple with keeping
jobs in America is as true now as it was then!
Our 1948 Kay double bass viol is in excellent health, ready for another 62
years of playing!
Contact us about auditioning this double bass, currently in our Boston
showroom. 1-617-236-7706 or eMail us at