Shen SB 200 Mirecourt

October 30, 2019

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 big sound combined with great access to the upper register.

The wood was well chosen on this with nicely figured maple and a straight grained bookmatched spruce top. The figure on the back is an interesting combination of flame and birdseye maple.

Some dimensions:

String length 41 5/8″

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. This bass has nice projection with the bow and an even, punchy pizz. sound across the range. The neck profile feels good as well.

 

$5500 with cover