Shen SB200 “Classic” carved roundback bass

April 21, 2017

This is the model they call the “classic” which is similar in outline to some of their other instruments, but fully carved.

This instrument has a spruce top with maple sides.  Depending on the angle viewed the maple has a fair amount of flame figure.  Nice  golden brown oil varnish.

Some dimensions:

string length 41 1/2″

lower bout width 26 1/4″

upper bout width 20″

rib depth at lower block 8 1/4″

rib depth at upper block 6″

length from bottom of bass to top of back button 44 1/2″

Set up with a Despiau bridge, Ullsperger  tubular endpin and Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings.   Easy arco response and nice projection – nice bass.

$5000 with cover