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Kay K-5922


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Merillon Guitars Item # MG01043

Make: Kay

Model: K-5922

Style: 4 String Bass

Year: 1966

Scale: 30 1/4”

Frets: 20

Condition: Good

Case: Gig Bag

Description: Built in the Kay Elk Grove Village plant this mid 60’s Bass from the Chicago giant was offered in the Kay catalogue after the sale to Seeburg but before the merger with Valco. She has a laminated Maple neck and chambered double bound body finished in Burnt Orange with a wood pick-guard and selector switch surround, quite rare as these were quickly changed to plastic, and a Rosewood fret board with brass frets and offset bass side MOTS inlays. She retains her two ‘Speed Bump’ pick-ups, ‘Chicken Beak’ switch, thumb rest and bridge cover. The unoriginal aspects include a replaced nut, three of the four knob dust covers (but not the knobs) and one of the Kluson Deluxe tuners which, unfortunately was at one time replaced with a different tuner that left two small screw holes in the back of the headstock, and has subsequently been restored with a period and correct Kluson. She’s a light easy player with a thumpy garage band tone that will make you want to go down to the basement and jam. She will ship in a gig bag.

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