Help identify this bass.

Hey, i've had this bass guitar sitting around the house for a while. It was an old bass guitar that my grandfather had and gave to me before he died. Unfortunately he didn't leave any identification nor does it have anything on the guitar itself. I don't have much knowledge in identifying these sort of things, and i am not wishing to sell it, so give me your honest guesses on what it is.

Thanks in advance...

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Hey, welcome,

Lovely old bass but as you acknowledge...not a lot to go on :?

The finish looks almost exactly the same as my old Framus, the body is a bit Hofner-ish...
Google's not producing the good's as yet I'm afraid but I'm intrigued now. Good to hear you're not selling, do you play?

I'll keep looking (cos I want to know :) )

Tim.

It looks a lot like a Howlin' Wolf model EXCEPT the headstock looks wrong for a Kay. Is that a faint V shaped discoleration (darker) between the tuners? IT may be where the giant Kay logo fell off.
Either way it smells like a valuable bass to me.
Rob
http://badassbassplayers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=7093

Well--------------- I'll make this short. It is a Kay. I have 3 just like it exactly. Two of mine have the Old Kraftsman brand name on the headstock, the other says Kay

For exact indentification send pics
with a email to Ian Willis at info@mongrelguitars.com . He is the KING of this stuff.

Jimmy Lloyd Rea

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