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Ken Smith Burner made in Japan

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NoDra, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. NoDra


    Jun 8, 2016
    Hello, I was wondering if someone have seen, if there are some for sale? I read at this forum that they were going for about 700 dollars at 2009. How much that has changed? and maybe someone seen one being sold?
    Something like this:
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  2. PubliclyViewable

    PubliclyViewable Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000

    Well... I have a 1994 Burner Custom 4 for sale at $1400, if you like ;) I also just sold a Burner 4 Deluxe (one model down from the Custom) with some gigging scars for ~$900, and lost a little money on it at that (what with shipping and Paypal fees)... but I have also bought my 1993 Burner Artist 5 (top of the model range, and it is extensively modified) for $1900, which would be at the very edge of the current values. Then again, the Hadrien Feraud Signature Burner is ~$4000-$5500. The H.F. Signature is an INCREDIBLY beautiful instrument that is a little apples/oranges in comparison, but what I would like to highlight with that comment is the very similar feel and build quality of the Japanese Burners can really be well worth the lower price of admission.

    All told, I will NEVER sell my Artist 5. Never. That is some severe walnut pornography, and I think that I dispensed with my $1900 easily because it is exactly what I was looking for in the world that is Bass Guitar. Did I over-pay? Probably... but once again, if it speaks to you, then 'meh'. For me, it's my Main Bass forever. Full-stop.

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
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  3. NoDra


    Jun 8, 2016
    Maan! It's a beautyful bass! but sadly, 1400 is too much for me.. I wish I could find Ken Smith Burner with no exotic woods or with colored body. I think, It's called standart? It's all about the price. I was hoping to find something less than 800..
    Thanks anyway!
  4. timtyler8821

    timtyler8821 Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    There's a 6 string burner for sale on reverb.com
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  5. NoDra


    Jun 8, 2016
    I'm once again looking for Burner 6 MIJ.
    Missed that one sold in reverb.com
  6. PubliclyViewable

    PubliclyViewable Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Well, this isn't a Burner exactly... but it IS a Chuck Rainey!

    Ken Smith CR6
  7. NoDra


    Jun 8, 2016
    Yeah, beautiful.. but a little bit out of my budget :D

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