It broke.

Don’t stress out over it.

That is the price we pay for playing the coolest instrument in the band.

Kaybassrepair.com offers the full spectrum of repair and restoration services under the supervision of  master luthier James Condino, who brings over three decades of fine instrument building and restoration to the workshop. We are one of the only shops in the country with a full set of Kay molds, meticulously recreated using vintage mapping transferred to the latest  cnc technology  for very accurate historic restorations.  We have the ability to completely rebuild and even add new ply layers  to your old vintage bass using period correct methods, adhesives, and materials. This allows you to keep your bass in the best possible playing condition and to maintain your vintage investment.

Checkout this late 1940s Kay top rebuild: heavily damaged inside ply layers, outside three layers saved and re-arched, two new inside layers added, original bassbar saved, red spruce belly patch & structural cloth overlays.

 

  • Full setups
  • Broken necks
  • New bassbars
  • Revoicing
  • New bridges / soundosts / fittings
  • Delaminations
  • Seam separations
  • Detachable neck conversions
  • Fingerboard leveling / dressing / replacements
  • Carbon fiber neck reinforcement / carbon fiber soundposts
  • Major trauma reconstruction
  • Pickup and electronic installations

It’s not a big fiddle or a guitar on steroids; we understand. We spend our days restoring old basses and building new ones; at the end of the day when the shop closes, we’re  out  gigging on the bass all around the region. We understand that a nice old bass with a great setup will change your life!

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