Ok before the whole debate starts over this I want to make it clear to Ken that I own the real thing. I love my real Ken Smith so much I purchased a bass with a similiar shape. I do not play four strings so I want to trade for a 5 string bass. I do not know much about customs only what I have read here lately so I will answer questions to the best of my knowledge. I am not a wear-weenie so if you have a bass that sounds good and is a little worn, send me a pic and we will see.