I got this bass in a trade 2 monhs ago and it exceeded my expectations. This is the best jazz bass & the most convenient 5-string axe I've ever laid my hands on. I would love to keep it, but I am unemployed at the moment.
I can easily state it is in mint condition despite it's been accomplished in 1997. There are few dings, but nothing major. The bass has went through the electronics check, all the contacts were cleaned, the stacked coils were set properly inside the pick-up shells (wax potting was restored), the control cavity was fully shielded anew (no hum at all anymore). As a result - I am not afraid to state it - the bass literally sings, the sound is massive. The bass is relatively light, perfectly balanced on a strap. The B string is really one of the best I ever had.
3-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple Bolt-On Neck
24 Fret Quartersawn Morado/Pau Ferro Fingerboard with Genuine Mother of Pearl Side Dots
Highly figured maple body central block with maple wings
Scale length: 34 inches
String spacing at bridge: 18 mm
Pickups are stacked coils
The price includes the bass itself of course, the original HSC, leather strap (KS) with straplocks (chrome), but does not include the ramp (which is from another bass of mine and fits the Ken Smith not so well) and trussrod tool (the size is 1/8 inch).
The price: EUR 1600,- + shipping from Riga, Latvia (EU)
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