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SOLD Haydn Williams (Overwater) Ken Smith Style 6 Fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by BassandReef, May 9, 2018.

  1. Price:
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    Hello Talkbass. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing this bass, but I suck at fretless. Therefore I am selling this baby.

    Overwater Smith Style 6 string fretless
    This bass is @#%@$^ incredible!! Tone for days. Plays effortlessly. At this price, you cannot be disappointed.

    • Maple Burl top
    • Highly Figured Walnut Back with a Maple tone layer
    • Maple/Walnut through neck
    • Lined Ebony Board - very little wear - in outstanding condition.
    • Benavente 3 band Preamp
    • 18mm SPACING Ken Smith Bridge.
    • Kent Armstrong Pick Ups.
    • Brass hand carved nut.
    • Straplocks,
    • Gotoh gold tuners
    • Very playable-SUPER shallow depth neck-very comfortable
    • 34" scale
    • 9 lbs
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    Brother Goose and TolerancEJ like this.
  2. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Nice looking bass! I've never seen an Overwater like that. Why the R on the headstock?
  3. Honestly, I haven’t figured that one out.
  4. Jabba the bass

    Jabba the bass Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2015
    Single or dual truss rods?
  5. Single truss rod.
  6. mustBmtd

    mustBmtd Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    What type and brand of pickups. Single, dual, or what?
  7. Kent Armstrong Pickups. They are identical in tone Ken Smith pickups. Kent Armstrong of course makes Ken Smith pickups. They have the smooth tops like on the MD7 model.
  8. I've gotten quite a few questions about this bass. I am posting some history here:

    Beautiful Fretless 6er styled after a Smith BSR6 by Haydn Williams in England (previously with Overwater). Haydn Williams built the bass for the original owner. If you ever wanted a Smith fretless, then this is a great way to get one for a lot less money.

    It is in amazing condition, plays sweet and buttery with super low action. And it is gorgeous.
    The original owner had Vinnie Fodera work on setting this up and Vinnie recessed the bridge slightly into the body to make the whole thing sleeker and allow for super low action.

    Listen to the clip made by the original owner. Sweet sounding and playing ax.

    Mrmatt1972 likes this.
  9. Still available.
  10. Sold!
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