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SOLD FS - Ken Smith BSR Elite "G" (Artist Package) 5 String- Mint!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Neuroman, Mar 3, 2014.

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  1. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    For Sale is my stunning and rare Ken Smith BSR Elite "G" (Artist Package) BSR5EG 2003 Exhibition Grade Quilted Maple 5 String

    Super buttery feel and sweet tone. This is an amazing top of the line Ken Smith and the prettiest I have ever seen. The figuring/3D rippling effect in the quilted maple is stunning. You want to touch it to see if it is really smooth. Truly the nicest bass I have ever played and probably ever will.

    I am actually afraid to bring this bass to a gig or even rehearsal as it is "too nice" and too expensive for me to feel comfortable using. I only practice with what I am going to actually play, so this bass never makes it out of its case except for those rare occasions where I get to show off my collection. And even then it doesn't get played. It is kind of ridiculous to keep a bass that I am too uptight about keeping "mint" to ever play or even display. So, I am finally selling her.

    • Beautiful Exhibition Grade Quilted Maple Top AND Back.
    • 7-Piece Body Wings Figured Mahogany Core (w/ Maple & Walnut Laminates)
    • 7-Piece Maple/Bubinga Neck (from BMT Series) AGED 5 YEARS
    • Classic Hand Rubbed High Gloss Catalyzed Lacquer over Stradivari Gold Oil ("Ken's Secret Sauce")
    • Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop "Flush Mount" Straplocks
    • World famous Smith Humbucking Pickups
    • Smith 3 Band Active EQ (9V) and Parallel Switches
    • New set of Smith Medium Gauge Stainless Steel Round Wound Taper Core Strings
    • 18mm String Spacing at the Bridge
    • Pristine Ken Smith Original Hardcase.
    • Allen Keys, polishing wax, Smith cloth, Original Documentation
    • Weighs according to bathroom scale: 9.5 lbs to 10.

    Total "Street" Value per Ken Smith Basses website:

    BSR5EG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,800
    7 Piece Body Wings w/ Lams . . . . $ 300
    7 Piece Maple/Bubinga Neck . . . . .$ 500
    Exhibition Grade Maple Top . . . . . .$ 600
    Total "Street" Value . . . . . . . . . . .$7,200​

    Price is $4,500 Delivered Continental US (firm). No trades please.

    It has a tiny mark on the bottom on the jack side (see pic -4th from the bottom) and that is all I can find in terms of flaws or wear on the finish. Anything else is like a light fingernail mark where the bass has to be held just at the right angle looking super close across the surface to see any change in the reflection off of the gloss. I was able to capture the one on the bottom of the neck (see close up pic - 18th picture down - just to the left of the end of the reflection of the lights) but I couldn't get the same underneath the strings between the pups. They are even lighter and the wood is so light in tint that it is too hard to see and I can't get anything to photograph. This is crazy detail stuff but I am truly seeing this bass as near perfect so I am trying to describe in those terms.

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  2. basskal77


    Jan 14, 2014
    Awesome bass, free bump for you!
  3. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Nice Bass! I hope this finds a great home, wish I could pick it up.

    I see I'm not the only one who puts labels on cases to remember which is which in the guitar closet !!!
  4. gzarate85

    gzarate85 Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Absolutely stunning! Wish I had the cash for this one!
  5. AntLuv


    Apr 19, 2012
    Sweet, you sure you are not interested in any trades.
  6. Beautiful, she needs played! GLWTS!
  7. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Thanks for all the compliments and well wishes guys.
  8. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Looks like she is SOLD pending payment.
  9. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
    Buyer couldn't gather the funds. Back on the market!
  10. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA
  11. satchelbaglio

    satchelbaglio Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Richmond, B.C.
    That's a beautiful looking bass, I bet it sounds amazing as well.
    I traded my Sukop 5 for a very similar 2007 Ken Smith BSR EG Elite 5 with a Walnut core and Cocobolo top and back. It is incredible bass as I am sure yours is as well. GLWS
  12. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
  13. daBASSics


    Apr 4, 2012
    Why are you selling such a beautiful instrument?
  14. Neuroman

    Neuroman BHPD - Forget about me. Save yourselves!

    Oct 17, 2013
    Sunol, CA

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