Previously built in Chicago, IL between the 1930s and the late 1960s and in Japan during 1970s.
Also purchased, was a hot stamping or embossing machine.
These large instrument manufacturers were also known as “jobbers” and “house brands” because they produced guitars for many other retailers and distributors.
Kay can trace its roots back to 1890 when the Groeschel Company in Chicago, Illinois, began producing bowl-back mandolins.
Hopefully with enough input we can learn about Kay Bass Serial Numbers and Model Types.
After Registration I will provide a date of manufacture for your bass.