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Re: Kay For Sale

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on May 29, 2001 at 12:03:03:

In Reply to: Re: Kay For Sale posted by StiffLfingers on May 28, 2001 at 23:22:25:

: : : : I have a late 50's-early 60's blonde Kay-- violin corners, rosewood fingerboard, adjustable bridge. Sounds wonderful and easy to play. Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The instrument is in structurally fine condition, cosmetically fair condition.
: : : : $1600.

: : : Is it just me or does anyone else ever wonder why you always see loads of Kay basses for sale but no-one ever seems to be selling any other make ?
: : : If they're so good why does everyone seem to want to sell them - just a thought !!!!!!!!!!!!

: It's because they (kay) are going for a such high prices these days, and for some reason someone will buy it even though it sounds like a thuddy ply bass.. One can sell their old Kay and get a much better bass... Most of the one's I have seen are in such need of repair. real junkers... but people are buying them.....

Some are in horrible condition-- saw a couple at a music store the other day that were dreadful, and there are some that are OK but not exceptional. OTOH, there are many (my old 41 included) that are incredibly good. Just like any instrument, you need to wrap your ears and eyes around it to determine its worth.

And the high number of Kays for sale doesn't mean people are dumping them -- it's one of the few recognizable brand names and they made quite a few of them between 1939 and 1969!

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