New Shen SB 200 maple 5/8 carved back


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This new Shen SB 200 maple 5/8 carved back (2019-12-138) is an exceptionally nice example of this popular large 5/8 model. The spruce top is very even fine grain that widens at the edges. The maple back and sides is of medium density and has a nice tap tone. The maple neck is fitted with mid-grade brass single unit tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, tailpiece saddle, and replacement tailpiece are all made of ebony. The replacement Aubert bridge, fitted with adjusters, has even grain and a musical tap tone. The New Harmony endpin has a solid graphite endpin rod. The orange-amber oil varnish finish pairs well with the maple and spruce choices. The strings are Thomastik Spirocore orchestra gauge. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 41 3/8″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 3/8″, Rib depth at tail 7 3/4″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 3/8″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 39 5/8″. A fine performance large 5/8 instrument. With cover.

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