1998 Ken Smith CCR5J Five String - Natural

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Sale price$499.99 Regular price$4,200.00


Our Take:

Ken Smith's basses have become revered among bass players for their incredible craftsmanship and innovation, and this CCR5J Five String is no different. These basses are the epitome of understated style and tone, always employing high-grade tonewoods and electronics. This particular model features a mostly Maple construction, with a Quartersawn Macassar Ebony fingerboard and two fat Custom Humbucking Soapbar pickups. The CCR5J Five String is a phenomenal option for the bass player looking to up their instrument game. 

Ken Smith's Take:

Multi-String Electric Bass Pioneer Ken Smith has developed or introduced many of the innovations used on today’s basses which are now industry standards. Some of these include Printed Circuit Board Electronics, Graphite Inlaid Neck, Detented Balance and EQ controls, Low ‘B’ Design .128 and .130, and Taper Core Bass Strings. Ken Smith hand picks the wood for every bass from our in-house lumberyard, which features over 20 species of aged tonewoods. Visitors to the factory are awestruck by what is probably the largest collection and variety of acclimated musical-grade woods in the world. Inspired by the techniques of 16th – 19th Century European stringed instrument makers, Smith Basses are a marriage of Old World Tradition and Modern Innovation. Ken Smith supervises the production of each bass and still does the final set-up. All Smith Basses are 100% handmade in USA in Perkasie, PA.


Standard Specifications

General Info

Brand: Ken Smith
Color: Natural
Serial:  Call
Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz
Condition: Used



Material: Maple
Finish: Satin



Material: Maple
Finish: Natural
Fingerboard Material: Quartersawn Macassar Ebony
Frets: 24
Inlays: N/A
Nut: Scalloped Brass
Scale Length: 34" (86.36mm)




Pickups:  2 x Custom Humbucking Soapbar
Pickup Switching: N/A
Controls: Volume, Tone



Tuning Machines: Smith Custom Tuning Gears
Bridge: Smith Quick String Release Brass
Pickguard:  N/A
Control Knobs: N/A
Hardware Finish: Black



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