~ White Tiger models in progress ~

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 Tiger Elite Series
Black Tiger and White Tiger Elite 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 wood or Ebony Headstock overlay. Now Standard with Reverse 2/3 Gears on 5-String Models.
FINGERBOARD Macassar Ebony with Mother of Pearl Top & Side Dots (Optional Abalone)
BODY WINGS
(5-Piece Laminated Bookmatched Top & Back with contrasting Laminates)

Black Tiger Elite: Highly Figured *4A Grade Figured Walnut Top & Back with Tiger Maple Core and Contrasting Laminates

White Tiger Elite: Highly Figured *4A Grade Tiger Maple Top & Back with Black Walnut Core and Contrasting Laminates.

* for more available options see our 2014 Price & Options List

FINISH Classic Hand Rubbed High Gloss Catalyzed Lacquer (opt. Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil, "Ken's Secret Sauce")
HARDWARE Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop "Flush Mount"  Straploks. (Dual SL opt)
ELECTRONICS Smith B.M.T. 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit with internal 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 with Series/Parallel Switches.
(BT)5WTVE (BSR)4TNE
Fretless
(BSR)5TNE (BSR)5TNE (BSR)6TNE (BSR)6TNE
Click Here to Learn More About Crotch Walnut

Model

'STREET' $

4TNE & 4WTE or VE(BT Vintage)

$6,200

5TNE & 5WTE or VE(BT Vintage)

$6,300

6TNE & 6WTE or VE(BT Vintage)

$6,500

Note: All $ Include Smith Hardshell Case

~OPTIONS~

Options Available on Tiger Elite Series Models 'STREET' $
7-Piece Body Wings w/Contrasting Laminates $300
7-Piece Maple/Shedua (Ovankol) Neck $500
Exhibition Grade Figured Walnut or Figured Maple Top $600
Fretless Ebony Fingerboard (*Blank or Lined, side dots only) $100
Left Handed Model  $200

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