The RSB5-1 was the first guitar designed by Ron Smith. It features a 17” body. Curly maple back and sides. Spruce top. Maple neck with ebony fret board. Simulated tortoise binding and pickguard. The pickup is a Benedetto S-7 humbucker. This is a suspended pickup attached to the pickguard in order to avoid cutting a hole in the top. The scale length is 34”.
This bass sounds so good acoustically and electrically it leaves little room for improvement.