Kay Double Bass Viol C1 c1939 sn5522
This is a fantastic early Kay in great condition. No arching
deformations and no neck heel fractures. Bass has a new fingerboard and
bridge and is ready to go!
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 1939 Kay double bass viol is in excellent health!
Contact us about auditioning this double bass, currently in our Boston
showroom. 1-617-236-7706 or eMail us at