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circa 1950s Kay K-162 Howling Wolf Bass

Very Good condition, 7/10, red sunburst, Made in
Chicago, tiger striped celluloid in the lipstick
pickup frame, the neck heel and the electronics
cover, big and round neck, arched back, original
waffle back tuners, all original parts including
the white volume/tone knobs, 3-way switch, the
bridge is all the way down and the action is still
high but very playable if you like higher action,
including brown softshell case with red lining,
from online This model became known as the
Howlin Wolf bass because it was used by the Wolf
s bassist, Andrew Blueblood McMahon. You can hear
it on early recordings and see it on some of the
surviving footage of Howlin Wolf shows. While
there is regrettably not a lot of footage of
Howlin Wolf performances, it s well worth looking
for. On later footage, McMahon uses a solidbody
Gibson EB bass. More recently, the K162 has been
used by Sheryl Crow s bassist.The K162 features a
hollow, closed body with a flat top with twin
longitudinal tone bars, no sound post, and an
arched laminated back. It has the distinctive
hollowbody resonance but with feedback resistance.

Price: SEK 29500

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