The 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 ... Click To Read More About This Product
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The 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. It was featured on the cover of McCartney's 45-rpm single "Jet" 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 edition was developed and created by known luthier Roger Fritz.
Known for its 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.
The Kay Guitar Company has always been the major producer of guitars since 1890. Most players may not know that, in 1928, Kay was the first company to start production of electric guitars in the USA. From 1952 through 1964, The Kay Guitar Company excelled at producing quality professional electric guitars with unique designs and features. Includes case.
Model Number: K5970
Model name: Jazz Special
Style: double-cutaway long scale semi-hollow body bass
Scale length: 31-1/16"
Finish: high gloss protective polyester polymer
Colors: black (K5970BK), natural blonde (K5970B)
Top: 3-ply curly 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 radius: 12"
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: small dot
Tuners: Wilkinson extra light with medium 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
Pickguard (Blonde finish): Celluloid simulated tortoise shell finish
Bridge: rosewood, fixed adjustable
Case: vintage arched top wood hardshell
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