2006 Sun 320 model 3/4 carved back

2006 Sun 320 model 3/4 carved back

This 2006¬†Xuechang Sun 320 model 3/4 carved back bass was regularly used for Arco play and remains in fine condition. The voice has developed nicely from regular bow studies. Gorgeous Russian spruce top featuring regular and even grain character with good grain definition. The maple back and sides are mildly flame figured. The maple neck… Continue reading 2006 Sun 320 model 3/4 carved back

New Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4

This new Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4 (2020-2-119), with a rich and warm voice, is especially nice as a jazz instrument. Solid spruce top, Laminated back and sides, Maple neck with single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Replacement Aubert bridge with added adjusters, Ebonized tailpiece, 10 mm steel rod endpin, Red-brown… Continue reading New Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4

New Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4

New Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4

This new Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4 (2019-12-52) is a good example of the kind of versatility that this model can have, performing equally well in jazz or orchestral settings. Spruce top with bold winter grain lines. Laminated maple back and sides. Maple neck with single unit tuning machines, ebony nut and fingerboard. Ebony fingerboard… Continue reading New Shen SB 150 hybrid 3/4

New Shen SB 180 Deluxe 3/4 hybrid

New Shen SB 180 Deluxe 3/4 hybrid

This new SB 180 Deluxe 3/4 hybrid model advanced student bass (2019-12-141) is a very beautiful example, featuring a close grain spruce top with lots of hazelfichte (bear claw figure) and a neck that shows off a fair amount of flame figure. The laminated maple back and side show slight flame figure. The single unit… Continue reading New Shen SB 180 Deluxe 3/4 hybrid

New Shen SB 180 deluxe 3/4 hybrid

New Shen SB 180 deluxe 3/4 hybrid

This new Shen SB 180 deluxe 3/4 hybrid (2019-12-44) has a very nice close grained spruce top that provides a strong and colorful voice in all ranges. This instrument is equally well suited to orchestral or jazz play. The laminated maple back and sides show a little curly figure. The maple neck is fitted with… Continue reading New Shen SB 180 deluxe 3/4 hybrid

New Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid

New Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid

This new Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid bass (2019-9-76) has a very large voice, whether used for jazz or orchestral playing. The two-piece spruce top on this bass is especially nice, featuring bold winter grain lines for am powerful voice. Laminated maple flat back and sides, Maple neck, Single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut,… Continue reading New Shen SB 150 Gemunder 7/8 hybrid

New SB 190 Rogeri (The very last one ??)

New SB 190 Rogeri (The very last one ??)

This new Shen SB 190 Rogeri (large 3/4 size) hybrid model (2019-9-76) may well be the last example of this model that has been so popolar over the years. These basses generally have a very large voice, even though the string length is the same as the standard 3/4 size Shen models. Dimensions are: Top… Continue reading New SB 190 Rogeri (The very last one ??)

New Paesold 592 3/4 carved back

New Paesold 592 3/4 carved back

This new Paesold 592 carved back 3/4 was made for exhibition at the most recent NAMM Show in Anaheim. The striking Rubner halfplate tuning machines are an exhibition upgrade. I have long enjoyed the German-made Paesold instruments in both 3/4 and 7/8 sizes for their light weight and responsive voice. ¬†This Paesold 592 has a… Continue reading New Paesold 592 3/4 carved back