The Black Tiger & White Tiger Models

Available in either the BSR, BT (Vintage) or Fusion Cut Body Styles

If a Bass is not in stock or in progress, build time runs about 3-5 months

2016 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 or Western Maple for 5-pc Body Wings.

NECK 5-piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple & Ovankol/Shedua with Graphite Inlaid Bars & matching Headstock Overlay.
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 current 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 "NEW" Smith B.M.T. 3-Band EQ 18-volt Circuit:
Internal 4-way adjustable frequency DIP Switches for each Band
Including Series/Parallel Switches for each Pickup
Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar Pickups

(BSR)4TN
Lefty

SOLD

(BSR)5TN

SOLD

(BT)5TNV
Fretless

SOLD

Al Turner 'The Burner'

(BSR)6TN

SOLD

(BT)6TNV

SOLD


His New (BT) 5TNV

Model

'STREET' $

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

$5,495

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

$5,595

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

$5,795

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, side dots only (*Blank or **Lined) *$100/**$300
Left Handed Model  + 10%

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