Bass - Vintage (Fret King) - Ken Smith - Rock n Roll Relics
It’s true that the best guitars are built from the inside out, and Vintage enjoys a well-earned reputation for building great vintage electric guitars. Working with acknowledged guitar industry guru Trevor Wilkinson, Vintage has created a fantastic line-up of Wilkinson-equipped Vintage electric guitars and basses. Using Trev’s excellent range of pickups, tuners and hardware has taken Vintage electrics to the next level.
Certain features make Vintage® guitars a “bigger bang for the buck.” Subtle changes to traditional guitar designs have been made so they perform much better. For instance, on the spring block, the holes are staggered in a way that allows the strings to leave the block and pass over the saddles at a consistent angle that helps keep those strings in tune. Trev also developed tuning keys called EZ-LOK™ that work like a locking tuner, but actually don’t require any mechanical manufacturing. There’s nothing to unwind when you’re slacking the strings using the vibrato, and they always come back to pitch. The same goes for our pickups. Trev doesn’t have a high-dollar pickup range to protect, so he can produce pickups that will sound as good as any company can wind anywhere in the world.
All Smith Basses are 100% handmade in USA at our shop in Perkasie, PA
- Highest Quality & Playable Handmade Basses since 1979
- All Woods are selected by Ken Smith for every Bass
- In-house Exotic Wood Lumberyard with over 20 species of Aged Exotic Tonewoods
- Final set-up of every Bass is still done by Ken Smith
- From beginning to end, Ken is supervising the making of your Bass every step of the way
- Where can I buy Smith Basses? Right here at Music Store Live! If you don't see something you want in inventory, just give us a call and we'll get it ordered for you!
Rock N Roll Relics Vicious Bass Blonde Finish Medium Age Relic Nitrocellulose Lacquer Chambered Ash Body Maple Neck Rosewood Fretboard 10" Fretboard Radius 1 3/4" Nut Width C Shaped Neck - .850 @ 1st Fret - .980 @ 12th Fret Lollar Pickup Vintage Style Bridge Gotoh Tuners Parchment Pickguard Deluxe Hardshell Case Included Instru
Ken Smith Black Tiger BSR 6-String Bass, Figured Walnut Top and Back, Maple Core, Ebony Fretboard - 6TN680117Ken Smith BSR Black Tiger 6-String Bass Rare Figured Walnut Top and Back Tiger Maple Core 5-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple and Ovankol/Shedua Neck Graphite Inlaid Bars Matching Headstock Overlay Macassar Ebony Fretboard 2 1/8" Nut Width 24 Frets 34" Scale (Best Low-B In The Business!) Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish Over Str
Ken Smith White Tiger BSR 5-String Bass, Flame Tiger Maple Top and Back, Walnut Core, Ebony FretboardKen Smith BSR White Tiger 5-String Bass Bookmatched Highly Figured Flame Tiger Maple Top and Back Black Walnut Core 5-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple and Ovankol/Shedua Neck Graphite Inlaid Bars Matching Headstock Overlay Macassar Ebony Fretboard 1 3/4" Nut Width 34" Scale (Best Low-B In The Business!) 24 Frets Classic Hand Rub