I am the original owner- Purchased in 1996. The bass has never been gigged, hasn't left my house since I brought it home. I've pulled it out to play a few minutes and polished it up every few months, other than that this bass has lived in it's case. I just can't play a 6 string, but havn't had the heart to part with it. It's truly a spectacular instrument. There is no player wear, no scratches, no scrapes or dings etc.... I've always treated it as a museum piece and it shows. My wife and I are downsizing and I've decided to sell this and other instruments and music equipment I don't use. I've sold my share of equipment over the years, some on talk bass. I have excellent feedback here and on other auction sites. My reputation is more important than a sale.
I read some posts that say this model is a bit rare, but who knows, I'll let you Smith experts figure that out. I will surely work with anyone interested to insure safe reliable/insured shipping. I'm happy to discuss the Smith by phone and supply specific photos or video by request.
As far as the Price- It was suggested I ask $5000.00 or more, but I'm going to ask $4,850.00. Paypal is fine- The bass is located in Maryland.
Thanks for looking!