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Sold! Ken Smith Bass Cherry, Walnut and Maple, 1985

Sold!  Ken Smith Bass Cherry, Walnut and Maple, 1985

Since the late 1970s, the Ken Smith Bass has been a benchmark for innovative, high quality custom instruments designed for use in studio, performance and touring situations. Featuring the use of different wood types, Ken Smith has built a huge range of basses for working pros, and are often used by Jazz and Gospel players. Ken Smith started off in his teens building basses for himself, and is largely self taught.

Vintage
Price: $3199.99 CAD

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

First appearing in 1983, the Gibson Les Paul Studio has been built in a range of variations though all aim to deliver a real Les Paul experience but at a lower price point. The price savings mostly come from two labour intensive areas. First, most Studios have thinner finishes and not all are gloss. This reduces the time spent in the finish room which can take weeks for a full gloss.

Used
Price: $1350 CAD
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Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Introduced in 2003 and still in production, the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass features active electronics for its pair of humbucking pickups. At its core, the Bongo bass draws from the classic, proven bolt-on designs developed during the early 1950s. However, it is considerably more advanced and available in 4, 5 and 6 string versions, all with 24 frets. These are very versatile, reliable basses with a huge range.

Used
Price: $2200 CAD
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Steinberger NS CR5 Electric Cello 5 String Amber, 2015

Steinberger NS CR5 Electric Cello 5 String Amber, 2015

NS Designs, founded by Ned Steinberger, develops innovative instruments like the Steinberger NS CR5 Electric Cello – in 4,5, and 6 string versions, extending the possibilities of acoustic instruments previously used only in concert halls.Previously we’ve reviewed an NS CR Series ‘Upright Bass’, and unsurprisingly there are a number of similarities between that and the CR5 Electric Cello. The construction style is almost identical, with a compact Rock Maple body and set Maple neck, with a traditional hand-graduated Ebony fingerboard.

Used
Price: $3499.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Bass Left Hand Natural, 2009

❌SOLD❌ Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Bass Left Hand Natural, 2009

This solidly built Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 bass uses Ash for the body paired with a Maple neck. The body features a natural gloss finish, which extends to the headstock while a gun-oil finish is on the playing surface and back of the neck. This makes for a very comfortable, non-stick but not too slippery surface.

Used
Price: $1600 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ NS CR Series Solidbody Upright Bass Maple, 2012

❌SOLD❌ NS CR Series Solidbody Upright Bass Maple, 2012

This NS CR Series Solidbody upright bass, specifically a CR4M with both the new Polar piezo pickup system and EMG active, low impedance magnetic pickups, one individually adjustable coil for each string. The performance stand is included. This bass is in very good condition, and sounds great even through a small bass amp.

Used
Price: $3400 CAD

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