Shen SB 300 Mirecourt

$6500 with cover

We have another new Mirecourt model from Shen.  This is a fully carved 3/4 size bass with an outline inspired by French pear shaped basses.  The wide lower bout width is contrasted with sloping shoulders to give the bass a large sound combined with great access to the upper register.

The wood was well chosen on this, incorporating nicely flamed and spalted maple, along with  a straight grained bookmatched spruce top. The oil varnish is a dark reddish brown.

Some dimensions:

  • String length 41 9/16″
  • lower bout width 27 5/8″
  • upper bout width 20″
  • lower block depth 8 1/2″
  • upper block depth 6 3/8″
  • length of back 44 3/4

Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger 10mm endpin and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi weich strings. Nice big sound and projection with the bow, with an even  pizz. punch across the range.