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Posted by Bob Gollihur on February 07, 2002 at 08:13:22:
In Reply to: Help date my Kay! posted by J Roberts on February 06, 2002 at 17:19:20:
: Hello all,
: I was wondering if anyone might help me determine the age of my Kay. It's a four-string Concert Model, with an ebony fingerboard.
: The serial number is a bit tricky. It looks to be 2095. But there's also what might be a "54" or "S4" written on the same line on the label, a little bit before that; it's definitely not part of the same number string.
: Complicating things still further is the possibility that a few more characters might be under the grunge on the label--it's really hard to tell, but if you squint in a certain way it looks like there might be a "16" at the very beginning.
: Therefore, the serial number is either:
: 54 2095
: S4 2095
: 1654 2095
Is there a number written in red crayon on the wood as well?? 2095 makes it a 1939 model. You may want to get in touch with Roger Stowers at www.kaybass.com with your information; he is the guy who compiled the database from info from buyers. He put a lot of work into it and is also working on producing data for all models. Let him know about your bass for a more precise ID.
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