The good news is that it comes by its old-school looks honestly. The Kay Musical Instrument Company made amplifiers and a wide variety of stringed instruments from the s to the s, but among bass players, the company is best known for its uprights. Fritz, a fan, had already built high-end Kay copies for his customers, so his affection for the look and the sounds of yesteryear were a perfect match for this instrument. Fortunately, it comes with a gorgeous hardshell case. Once I actually put my hands on the neck, however, I was too busy being surprised by its thinness to notice anything else. When I tried to put standard-gauge strings on the Kay, the nut rebelled; likewise, though I dug the stud-mounted rosewood bridge with adjustment thumbwheels and the cool chrome trapeze tailpiece, I decided not to force thicker-gauge strings into the tailpiece.
Soundroom:Kay Vintage Reissue - Jazz Special Electric Bass Guitar
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