SOLD 1997 Ken Smith CR5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by L. L. Elwood, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    United States
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    For Sale - one excellent 1997 Ken Smith CR5, Chuck Rainey model. Solid maple body with Tiger Maple Wings, Morado fingerboard, Maple headstock cap with light Tiger Maple figuring, 3 piece Hardrock Maple neck. Frets recently leveled, polished, and over all set up-done by Denver Luthier Ken Lofquist (Surine Basses). Chrome Smith hardware in very good condition. All original with original Smith teardrop case. No issues, ready to go.

    In very good condition - I'd say it's 8.5 / 10 - There are a couple small dings on the body and a couple dings on the head stock. The back of the maple neck is perfect - smooth and fast with no blemishes.

    This CR shines with that classic smith sound. Very powerful slap tone and defined, warm finger style tone - with additional tonal options depending on your pick up settings…Has a pretty great P Bass tone with the neck pick up soloed.

    Original Smith 9 volt 3- band (Bass, Mid, Treble) active electronics with push / pull volume pot for Passive mode.

    Build Year 1997
    Model CR5
    Solid Maple with Tiger Maple Body wings
    3pc Hardrock Maple Neck with Pao Ferro Fingerboard
    18mm string spacing
    Original Smith Chrome Hardware
    9 Volt 3-band cut/boost pre
    Weight 9.2 lbs
    Original Smith Case
    2 hex wrenches ( truss, bridge saddles )

    $4750 + $150 Shipping to the Continental US

    (I might consider trading for a Smith CR4 or BT4)
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2022
    Gregc57, gumojs, B-Lo and 7 others like this.
  2. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Central Virginia
    That is exceptional. Very nice!
  3. triplebass92

    triplebass92 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Wow! Dream bass right there!
  4. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Thanks! I’ve had a couple of decent offers and a couple of trade offers as well but the bass is still here and available.
  5. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Pending sale…
  6. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004