The Black Tiger
& White Tiger Models
Available in either the BSR or BT (Vintage) Body Styles
Build time for new Basses run about 3-5 months
We purchased dozens of Black Walnut trees (logs) about 12-15 years ago, sliced them up and air dried all the Lumber here in our building. Only about 1% of Walnut Lumber has figured sections (Black
Walnut is usually unfigured). On occasion, a piece is discovered
with Rare Crotch Feather, Circular Grain, Criss/Cross Figure, or a
Flame Pattern. Ken has "cherry picked" pieces of this
rare Figured Walnut to make this special model. The
enhanced beauty, construction and tone is a perfect match for this
rare Limited Edition Model.
Because of the limited amount of
this Rare Figured Walnut, only a small number of "Black
Tigers" can be made in proportion to other models. Customers
may choose the modern BSR body shape or the VINTAGE BT body shape.
The Black Tiger now has a sister model, the "White Tiger". The Tiger Maple used for the Top & Back has acclimated for many years in the building as well and is mixed with the same Black Walnut for the Body Core.
||5-piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple
with Graphite Inlaid Bars & matching Headstock Overlay.
||Macassar Ebony with Mother of Pearl Top & Side Dots
(TN) Bookmatched Rare Figured Walnut Top, Walnut Back
with Tiger Maple Core.
(WT) Bookmatched Highly Figured Tiger Maple Top & Back with Black Walnut Core or 5-Piece Body Wings with Western Maple Core and Walnut Laminates, +$200.
Presentation 'TNVP' Model
with Highly Figured Walnut Top & 5-
Piece Bodywings with Contrasting Laminates, add
Note: Exhibition Grade
(5A) optional only on Blk Tiger/Wht Tiger
* for more available
options, see our current Price & Options List
||Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil ("Ken's
||Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop "Flush
||"NEW" Smith B.M.T. 3-Band EQ 18-volt Circuit:
Internal 4-way adjustable frequency DIP
Switches for each Band
Series/Parallel Switches for each Pickup
Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar
or (BT)4 TNV/WTV
(BSR)5 TN/WT or (BT)5 TNV/WTV
(BSR)6 TN/WT or (BT)6 TNV/WTV
Note: All $ Include Smith Hardshell Case
Available on Tiger Series Models
|| Street $
|Fretless Ebony Fingerboard
(*Blank or Lined, Side Dots