We have a new model from Shen, a fully carved roundback bass with the back and sides made from willow. It’s dimensions make it slightly larger than the willow flat back gamba with a string length of 41 5/8″. It has a nice punchy pizzicato sound and the arco sound is even and full.
This one is nicely set up with a Despiau bridge, Ulsa 10mm endpin and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings.
$4500 with cover