NOTE:*Street Prices (actual price) as of April, 2014*

Note: The pictures you see on the website are NOT the exact Basses that we have in stock. They are only pictures of Basses that were previously made and shown as examples only. Please contact us with any questions you might have about options, wood species or grades.

The Black Tiger (Limited Edition Series)
el Tigré Negro / BSR 'TN' & BT 'TNV'

& The New "White Tiger Models"

  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.

NECK 5-piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple & Ovankol/Shedua with Graphite Inlaid Bars and matching Walnut Headcap. Now Standard with Reverse 2/3 Gears on 5-String Models.
FINGERBOARD Macassar Ebony with Mother of Pearl Top & Side Dots
BODY WINGS
(3-Piece Laminated)

(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 $500.

Note: Exhibition Grade (5A) optional only on Blk Tiger/Wht Tiger Elite
* for more available options see our 2014 Price & Options List

FINISH Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil            ("Ken's Secret Sauce")
HARDWARE Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop "Flush Mount" Straploks
ELECTRONICS Series/Parallel Switches with the NEW Smith B.M.T. 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit with adjustable DIP Frequency Switches for Bass, Mid. & Treble with Pickup Blend and Master Volume Control (Made in U.S.A.)
& Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Pickups

(BSR)4TN
Lefty
(BSR)5TN (BT)5TNV
Fretless
Al Turner 'The Burner' (BSR)6TN (BT)6TNV


His New (BT) 5TNV

Model

'STREET' $

(BSR)4 TN/WT or (BT)4 TNV/WTV

$5,250

(BSR)5 TN/WT or (BT)5 TNV/WTV

$5,350

(BSR)6 TN/WT or (BT)6 TNV/WTV

$5,550

Note: All $ Include Smith Hardshell Case

Click here for the Black Tiger Elite Series

~OPTIONS~

Options Available on Tiger Series Models Street $
Fretless Ebony Fingerboard (*Blank or Lined, Side Dots Only) $100
Left Handed Model  $200

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