We have a fully carved, roundback 5/8 sized bass from Shen. Spruce top with maple back and sides. Some dimensions:
string length 39 3/8″
lower bout width 25 1/2″
upper bout width 20″
rib depth at lower block 8″
rib depth at upper block 6 3/8″
distance from bottom of bass to top of button 43″
The size of the body is similar to Shen’s very manageable willow 3/4 instrument, but a bit shorter in length. 5/8 size basses can be all over the place in dimension and proportion but Shen seems to have struck a good balance here between sound and playability. Great bass for a smaller person or someone just looking for an instrument that’s easy to navigate.
Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger endpin and Evah Pirazzi weich strings.