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Kay M-1-B *Vintage* (prop)

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The first Kay bass manufactured (1937) was apparently the Concert or the (C-1). The concert bass had rounded shoulders or bouts, which made the bass easier to play while sitting. The Maestro model (M-1), having the violin shape, where the middle ribs form a point at their junction with both the upper and lower ribs was manufactured after Kay was well into production.

A blonde finish was optional and (M-1) Kay basses with a blonde finish came to be known as the (M-4) models. M-4 models carried inletted purfling and an ebony fingerboard. These lasted through 1940 then (M-4) was renamed the (M-1-B), of course the B being for blonde finish.
The M-1-B did not have inletted purfling.""
  • Inventory number: 2610
  • Manufacturer: Kay
  • Model: M-1-B
  • Functional End Pin: Yes.
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Pick-Ups: No.
  • Serial Number: 36041
  • Color: blonde
  • Vintage/antique? Yes. (1954-1955)
  • Adjustable Bridge: Yes.
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