Kay Jazz Special Black 1960s

Short-Scale 4-String Hollow Body Bass Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Kay Jazz Special Black 1960s

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "U" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): 1.15" (1st fret), 1.31" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-3/8"
Scale Length: 30 7/8"
Neck Details: Set-in maple neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and non-adjustable neck reinforcement. The neck has been reset and refretted.
Electronics: Original single coil neck pickup and wiring harness, with volume & tone controls. A string ground wire has been added, connecting to a tab underneath the pickup. The pot codes date to 1960.
Pickup Measurements: 5.3k
Hardware: A jack plate has been added, and the endpin is missing.
Weight: 8lbs
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been reset and refretted -A ground wire for the strings has been added -There is a repaired crack in the body at the output jack; a plate has been added to reinforce this area.
Case Details: Flight case with foam interior
Cosmetic Condition: The bass shows plenty of nice aging, with finish checking throughout the body and neck, and areas of wear around the edges of the body. The back of the body has buckle rash and additional finish wear, and there is some finish chipping around the neck heel from the reset. The back of the neck has some minor dings as well.
Tech Notes: The bass plays well with low action and light neck relief; it is currently strung with flatwound strings. The frets are low with minor wear. The pot codes date to 1960, and the model dates to the 1960s.
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