A 1953 Kay blonde double bass sitting on my newly built luthiers workbench. I said to myself I wouldn't need more than 4 feet for guitars, mandolins and ukes. So I get the double bass.
She's in real rough shape. Scroll on one side is broken completely off.
It's like someone just threw it around.
Glad the crap in the back is in focus. Tuning pegs work smooth but the plates are pitted
4 drops of some kind of glue
Bass side of body. Like someone was tap dancing on it.
Pitted everywhere on the top
Someone drew on lines using sharpie on the broken corner
Back looks best but still looks like someone dragged through a gravel pit.
Another veneer damaged corner and some more sharpie art
G side. I have no idea what it is
tail piece in place
tail piece "nut"?
Pin and hole where a script "Kay" was mountd
Tail piece detail.
Fingerboard from the nut and the asymmetrical radius
Fingerboard from the bridge and the asymmetrical radius
String grooves down the fingerboard
Neck. E side.
Started work on E side at the head. Scraper and sanded down finish to bare wood.
Accidental Baroque of the Bass sitting on my workbench.