Good; stuff happens. That means you are using your bass and having fun and living a meaningful life. Kaybassrepair.com offers the full spectrum of repair, restoration, and new double bass building under the supervision of master luthier James Condino, who brings four decades of instrument building and restoration to the workshop.
We are one of the only shops in the country with a full set of original spec Kay moulds meticulously recreated using vintage mapping transferred to the latest CNC technology for extremely accurate historic restoration & recreations.
We have the ability to completely rebuild and even add new layers to your old vintage bass using period correct methods, adhesives, & materials in a workshop filled with much of the same vintage machinery that your bass was originally produced with. This allows you to keep your bass in the best possible playing condition while maintaining your vintage investment.
Heavily damaged inside ply layers, outside three ayers saved & re-arched, two new inside layers added, original bassbar saved, red spruce belly patch, structural cloth overlays. 'Back on the gig for another half century!
As arrived at our shop: dead inside ply layers, detatched bassbar....
New layers added in a vacuum system using our custom cnc cut original factory spec patterns.
New inside layers, original bassbar saved with grafted ends, and red spruce bellypatch: Good for another half century of gigs!