Factory Tour: Setup & Final Assembly

Cutting the Bridge prior to installation. All Smith USA Basses come standard with the Smith 3-Band EQ circuit (5 knobs). Smith Custom Pickups and Hardware are then assembled to the Bass. Each nut on the Bass is filed and shaped by hand to fit that particular Bass....

Factory Tour: Handcarving & Finishing

This is the Carving Room where all Smith Basses are hand-carved into a work of art. Each Smith Bass is a one-of-a-kind. No two are exactly alike. Neck-thru Basses ready for Hand Carving. (6GN Tiger Maple & 5GN Bubinga) The Figured Exotic Woods of our bodies must...

Factory Tour: Shop & Machining Operations

KSB Machine Room. Cutting and machining of Neck parts and Body parts is done in this room. A 5 Piece Body Wing dissection (Top, Back, Core, & Laminates). All Laminates (Veneers) are 4 Piece matched sets, resawn from top & back woods. (Standard on Elite...

Factory Tour: Wood & Lumber Selection

Curly (Tiger) Maple Logs Waiting to be cut. One of our suppliers preparing to section a Tiger Maple log with a chainsaw. Sawn in Half, it will yield Quartersawn Maple Blocks for Top & Back Sets Maple Blocks Waxed, Stacked & Graded for Top & Back Sets We...