SOLD Handcrafted Vintage Ken Smith

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by vgbassman, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. vgbassman


    Jan 16, 2016
    New Jersey
    This is a beautiful very rare hand crafted Ken Smith bass with a beautiful flame maple top and an even rare dove tail neck. Ebony fingerboard with 24 frets. Incredible tone.
    It's very light at about 8.5lbs and is passive which is again rare for Ken Smith basses.
    Original Hardshell case
    Shipped to CONUS for only $2900
    I am not in a rush to sell this one as it is definitely one of my favorite basses.

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    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
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  2. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    Wow; these early Smiths are very sought after. I wonder if Vinny Fodera had a hand in building this beauty.
  3. vgbassman


    Jan 16, 2016
    He probably did... I believe Vinny Fodera used to work with/for Ken and this kind of dovetail neck joint seems to have continued in Foderas...
  4. vgbassman


    Jan 16, 2016
    Thanks for pointing that out... yes I meant there is no preamp... I have actually never opened the control cavity... will do today and post pics...
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  5. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    Fort Wayne Indiana
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses ( Now Closed) sales @ Sweetwater
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