Kay Reissue "Limited Production" Jazz Special Bass Guitar - With Case - K5970VBK For Sale
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Kay Reissue "Limited Production" Jazz Special Bass Guitar - With Case - K5970VBK:
Kay Vintage Reissue Jazz Special Bass K5970VBK - Jet Black (New) With FREE $250 Hardshell Case After 15 years of producing award winning professional electric guitars and basses and the Barney Kessel Signature line, we will end manufacturing the limited edition Kay Vintage Reissue Production
March 31, 2022 will be the final licensed production of the 1950s Kay Vintage Reissues.
There were only 1,625 instruments produced imported and USA produced each serialized with certificates of authentication.
Kay Vintage Reissue, LLC has officially ceased the reissue manufacturing due to continually rising material and labor cost, longer manufacturing production time, shortage of skilled craftsmen builders and limited production of Kay Vintage Reissue parts and materials.
The Kay Vintage Reissue limited production was highly successful and won many awards, excellent music magazine reviews and 5 Star ratings form users and players internationally.
The K5970V Jazz Special Bass has a long scale semi-hollow body and features a single coil pickup, rosewood bridge and fingerboard. The Jazz Special Bass has been the most coveted Kay Model by collectors and is very rare.
So sought after that even The Fab Four (Internationally acclaimed Beatles tribute act) and Paul McCartney Wings tribute frontman Ardy Saraff had to have one for his arsenal!It was featured on the cover of McCartney's 45-rpm single "Jet" and the full length LP album "Helen Wheels", the performance video from Wings for "Junior's Farm" (check the video in this listing) and again in the video "Ebony and Ivory" and was the bass used the band, The Sufaris", in the '60s to record the hit "Wipeout". This reissue edition was designed and produced under the direction of world-renowned Luthier, and Professional Studio Guitar and Bass Player, Roger Fritz. Roger is the guitar maker that is in charge of building the USA Recording Series Kay Reissue Electric Guitars and Basses.Known for its thumps, subsonic low end and slim neck as well as its woody tone, the hollow body construction and exclusive bracing system make this bass ideal for live and studio use. The luncheonette countertop pickguard combined with the Kel-von-a-tor headstock gives the Jazz Special bass its avant-garde appeal. Features:
* Style: double-cutaway medium scale semi-hollow body
* Scale length: 31-1/16"
* Finish: high gloss protective polyester polymer
* Color: Jet Black
* Top: 3-ply curly maple
* Back: maple
* Binding: multi-ply black and white celluloid
* Headstock: Original gold "K" chevron displaying the 3-D raised "Kel-von-ator" style emblem. Truss rod cover has Roger Fritz signature.
* Neck: 1-piece maple
* Neck shape: low-profile full "C"
* Neck joint: dovetail
* Nut width: 1.5"
* Fingerboard: rosewood
* Fingerboard radius: 12"
* Number of frets: 20
* Inlays: small dot
* Hardware: chrome
* Tuners: extra large cloverleaf buttons
* Pickup: chrome single-coil Thin Twin Alnico V blade
* Controls: Volume, Tone
* Pickguard (Black finish): Luncheonette countertop off-white with gold fiber strands
* Bridge: rosewood, fixed adjustable
* Tailpiece: trapeze
* Matching hardshell case, a $250 value, included with purchase of this guitar!