A few months ago, I acquired a nice, old King Mortone bass from my brother Ted. I think they quit making these things in 1965. The year 1947 is penciled above the label inside the right f-hole. It’s in great shape and sounds terrific, but he’s had it stored for many years. I think it will really sound good and play nicely after I fix it up.
Since it just needs a little T.L.C., I’m going to install an adjustable bridge and put some new Helicore strings on it. I’ll be visiting my luthier in Livingston in a few weeks and we’ll work on it together.
Of course, we’ll do some pickin’ while I’m there. He’s already got a jam session lined up. It will be fun and I can’t wait.
I’d like to thank Mark Gollihur at Gollihur Music for the help and guidance. You should get in touch with him if you need acoustic bass stuff.