No longer available 1997 Ken Smith BSR M4 - Price Reduction

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by 2ndBassGuitar, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    Price:
    1900
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    British Columbia
    I just have too many basses, and just acquired a few more instruments. So before I get too attached to this one (because it is a very nice bass) I am offering a Ken Smith BSR M4 bass for $2200 $1900 US. The bass is active, with KS pickups and electronics. Natural swamp ash. Comes with a KS hard case and strap. Has Thomasticks flat wounds on it. Will include shipping to the US or Canada. The bass weighs 7 lbs 14 oz
    Serial number is 4M93297A which I believe makes it built in 1997

    I may entertain trades, but would probably prefer a straight sale. Higher end column line array PA system is on my wish list.

    This bass is in very good condition, but there are some fingernail marks on the top - see the last photo. I would rate this as am 8 - 8.5. Neck is awesome and electronics work just fine,


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    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  2. Mmm.. ash and walnut... Looks like the M model though.
     
  3. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments

    Thank you for your interest. But it is definitely a three piece neck. The Ken Smith site is not very clear, but I believe this is definitely not an M series.
     
  4. It is. It used to be standard on M models. MW has laminated body standard. This is definetely M series (one piece body wings). MW has sandwiched 3 laminates of maple/walnut. Hence the "MW"
     
  5. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    Thank you for the info. I have corrected the listing.
     
  6. GospelGrooves

    GospelGrooves

    Mar 1, 2015
    Malaysia
    Do you happen to know the year and weight of this bass? Cheers
     
  7. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    The bass weighs 7 lbs 14 oz
    Serial number is 4M93297A which I believe makes it built in 1997
     
  8. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    The reason I have this bass listed, is that I have too many basses and most don't get any love. I just love the hunt - and it is cheaper than chasing ladies and going through another divorce. I have been playing this bass a lot lately, and am become attached to it. It currently has Thomastick flats on it and it is giving me a great old school sound/feel. I will keep it listed for another week or so.... so if anyone has any interest in it, maybe contact me before it becomes a permanent member of my collection.
     
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  9. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Vancouver
    Jim, yer killn' me....and yup, basses are cheaper than divorces.....but have caused a few...!
     
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  10. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    Just had a very tempting trade offer. Would prefer a straight sale.
     
  11. 2ndBassGuitar

    2ndBassGuitar Commercial User

    Jan 17, 2008
    Qualicum Beach, BC
    Dealer for Phil Jones Bass, Lakland, Maruszczyk Instruments
    This one is off the market. I have really come to like this bass.