From left: D’Andrea’s Charles Lusso, Ken Smith Basses’ Ken Smith and D’Andrea’s Fred DiTomasso
DEC. 7 I D’ANDREA I DISTRIBUTION
Ken Smith Basses
D’Andrea recently took on worldwide distribution, marketing and customer support of KSD (Ken Smith Designs) Basses. This includes the Proto J series and the new Burner Select series. The Burner basses are reproductions of Ken Smith’s BSR ‘B’ body and neck designs, powered by hum-cancelling soapbar pickups with defeatable two-band active EQ.
“Our mission is to build instruments that are worthy to bear Ken’s name, which embody the spirit and unparalleled design elements of his legendary U.S.A. custom-built basses,” said D’Andrea CEO Charles Lusso.
“Teaming up with D’Andrea brings a great, established company in the music products industry to distribute the KSD line of basses,” said Ken Smith, KSD founder. “I could not be happier about this.” MI