Selling this gorgeous Ken Smith BSR5 elite. It sounds stunning.. used but in good condition, perfectly working. Serial number 5EG227002W. Original hard case included. Shipping everywhere (not included in the price).
not looking for trades
For Sale (First Owner)
a Fodera Flamed Redwood Elite 6 string bass guitar (2014) with Imperial body shape. Dual Seymour Duncan pickups with matching Flamed Redwood covers.
For more info about the technical specs look at Fodera:
The bass is technically in perfect condition has only on the heel of the neck some lacquer damage due to a small accident. (Only Cosmetically) See photo.
Comes with original hard shell case, tools and candy.
Price 7500 GBP or 8500 Euro + shipment from the Netherlands
Ken Smith Elite 20th Anniversary Flamed Redwood Top 6 string (1 of 11 made)
Best Ken Smith out of the 10 or so I've owned for a very rare (very few have ever come out for sale) bass.
Not looking for trades - selling as bringing down my collection and mainly play jazz style basses these days.
Lots of feedback in the forum
Flamed Redwood Top with Matching Headstock.
Body Core and Heel Blocks are made of Tiger Maple. The Laminate between the Redwood and the Tiger Maple is Black Walnut, and the Body Features are Tropical Walnut.
The Neck is made of Hard Rock Maple with African Bubinga features and heel laminate.
The Fingerboard is Macassar Ebony and has Mother of Pearl Top and Side Dots.
Pickups and Electronics are the same as the BSR "EG" and includes Series/Parallel Switches.
The bass has a 20th Anniversary Backplate and Truss Rod Cover.
These were $6,000 when made new in 1999/2000.
Bass has cosmetic wear / bumps from the previous owner (I am the second owner and have owned it for the past 15 years), which is reflected in the price, but functionally it works perfectly and the frets are almost as new and plays with an incredibly low action with no buzz.
34" scale. 18mm string spacing
4.6kg / 10.1lb
Ken Smith in his quest for the best tone woods found only a limited amount of this rare, old, seasoned, air dried, Figured Redwood. Because of the limited amount, only 11 of the KSA 6 flamed redwood basses were made.
1990 made in USA bass in great condition.
Features 2 band HAz Labs eq (with active/passive switching).
I believe the woods are:- Koa body, natural; gloss finish, maple/walnut through-neck neck, Ebony fingerboard.
Smith bridge, Smith dual coil pickups, chrome hardware. Weight 8lb 7oz/3.8kg
Selling an all-time classic in top condition - a Ken Smith BT6 Elite from 1997.
Wonderful walnut top
5-pc Body and 5-pc Neck (neckthrough)
18 mm Stringspacing
Original Smith Teardrop Case
Smiths from the 90s in this condition are quite rare finds. Low action. Everything works as expected.
Asking 3.900 EURO / 3.600 GBP plus shipping from Duesseldorf / Germany.
Sold to a fellow BCer....