Kay S-9 Swingmaster Upright Bass Blonde (1956)

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: circa 1956
  • Includes Soft Shell Case
  • Serial #: 38850


A charming Upright serviced by Paul Strelau, we are happy to showcase this nice American built Kay S-9. This 3/4 upright packs a significant punch and is quite fun to play, with easy to play action, and a nice setup with two gut strings and two wound metal basses. Capable for any gig, this would be a good easy playing instrument for any player on a long gig, given its fairly recent work from Strelau, which included a nicely done neck reset. 

Beautifully built, these ply bodies, especially with the natural finish are quite the sight, and typically a bit more beat than this example. Laminate Maple back & sides are quite stunning with a strong amount of flame. Checking is present as well as typical wear primarily along its edges, and a noticeable rash at the heel. Please see photos and certainly message us if there's any more details you'd like to see. The Buffalo built Primerano bridge is outfitted with a nice K&K passive pickup, suitable for any gig. 

Sonically it has a wide and open sound from years of play.

Comes with a nice newer Gollihur bag, and an intermediate level wooden bow.

Was: $4295.00

Now Only: $3749.00

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