SOLD: Kay C1 Double Bass 1960


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SOLD: Kay C-1 Bass Viol, circa 1960. Serial 42083

A nearly immaculate original vintage Kay!  Amazingly maintained, a real time-machine piece. Clean sunburst, excellent player with quality bridge. Original Kay projection. Comes with Fishman Full Circle pickup and Spirocores with a lot of life left.



Excellent example of a well loved Kay classic.

If the storied basses of classic vintage Americana speak to you, this Kay could be for you. If you are looking for a handmade American plywood bass that is made just for you, why not begin the story of your own classic bass with a UB Standard Model today?

Upton Bass is a double bass specialty company located in Mystic, Connecticut. We are ready to offer advice and answer any questions you have regarding your double bass, strings for your double bass, or related topics. Any questions? Email or call our shop at (860) 535-9399. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.