Bass Direct :: Ken Smith Bass Guitars, USA, Hand Made, GSR, MS, BLACK TIGER, 4, 5, 6 STRING, FRETTED, FRETLESS: For sale UK, EU



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Ken Smith BSR MS5 5 String - SOLD - please contact us to order a similar bass

  1. Please email if you wish to pay by VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, Paypal, Bank Transfer

  2. Buy with "Take it away", pay a £1669 deposit and then 9 months interest free payments of £222.22

  3. Export price outside UK £3000. Shipping: USA £100, Australia £100, Mainland EU £30

  4. Actual bass shown, please click on images to enlarge;

  1. BSR 5MS - £4079

  2. Neck: Neck-Thru 3-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple with Graphite Inlaid Bars

  3. Fingerboard: Quarter sawn Morado/PauFerro with Mother Of Pearl Side Dots

  4. String Spacing: Nut: 9mm (23/64"), Bridge: 18mm (23/32")

  5. Fingerboard Width: Nut: 1  3/4", 24th Fret: 3"

  6. Body Wings: 3 piece wings of Crotched Walnut/Tiger Maple/Walnut - £250 option

  7. Finish: Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil ("Ken's Secret Sauce")

  8. Hardware: Chrome Smith Hardware with Smith QSR Bridge and Dunlop "Flush Mount" Straploks

  9. Electronics: NEW Smith B.M.T. 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit with adjustable DIP Frequency Switches for Bass, Midrange & Treble with Pickup Blend and Master Volume Control & Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar Pickups, series/parallel switches (£150 upgrade)

  10. Weight: 4.35kg/9lb 9oz

Building the World’s Greatest 100% Handmade Basses since 1978

Multi-String Electric Bass Pioneer Ken Smith has developed or introduced many of the innovations used on today’s basses which are now industry standards. Some of these include Printed Circuit Board Electronics, Graphite Inlaid Neck, Detent Balance and EQ controls, Low ‘B’ Design .128 and .130, and Taper Core Bass Strings. Ken Smith hand picks the wood for every bass from our in-house lumberyard, which features over 20 species of aged tone woods. Visitors to the factory are awe struck by what is probably the largest collection and variety of acclimated musical-grade woods in the world. Inspired by the techniques of 16th - 19th Century European stringed instrument makers, Smith Basses are a marriage of Old World Tradition and Modern Innovation. Ken Smith supervises the production of each bass and still does the final set-up.

Ken Smith has been building investment grade basses since 1978. Ken uses the finest woods available and frequently has limited addition models available. We can custom-order a Smith in your choice of woods. We carry not only his extremely well-made basses, but strings and polish.

String Spacing & Fingerboard Width

4 String Models

String Spacing: Nut: 10mm (13/32"), Bridge: 19mm (3/4")

Fingerboard Width: Nut: 1  9/16", 24th Fret: 2  1/2"

5-String Models

String Spacing: Nut: 9mm (23/64"), Bridge: 18mm (23/32")

Fingerboard Width: Nut: 1  3/4", 24th Fret: 3"

6-String Models

String Spacing: Nut: 9mm (23/64"), Bridge: 18mm (23/32")

Fingerboard Width: Nut: 2  1/8", 24th Fret: 3  5/8"

7-String Models

String Spacing: Nut: 9mm (23/64"), Bridge: 18mm (23/32")

Fingerboard Width: Nut: 2  7/16", 24th Fret: 4  1/4"


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

Shop opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.00

Saturday 10.00 - 3.00

9 months interest free credit on up to £2000 on Instrument purchases!