New Shen SB 80 with cover

New Shen SB 80 with cover

This new Shen SB 80 red lacquer finished all-laminated bass (2019-11-28) is a fine example of this entry level instrument. Maple laminate top, back and sides. Maple neck with single unit tuning machines. Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle. Ebonized white wood tailpiece. 10 mm steel rod endpin. Replacement Maple bridge with added adjusters. Red… Continue reading New Shen SB 80 with cover

New Shen SB 88 with cover

New Shen SB 88 with cover

This new Shen SB 88 oil varnished all-laminated 3/4 model  (2019-11-11) is a very nice example of this popular model. Laminate maple top, back, and sides, Maple neck with single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, Fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized tailpiece, 10 mm steel rod endpin, Replacement maple bridge with added adjusters, Red-brown oil varnish… Continue reading New Shen SB 88 with cover

New Shen SB 180 3/4 hybrid w/ cover

New Shen SB 180 3/4 hybrid w/ cover

This new Shen SB 180 3/4 gamba shaped hybrid bass (2018-11-11) has a full-throated quality in an orchestral setting with the current string of Evah Pirazzi orchestra gauge strings. This model has long been a favorite with motivated high school nd college level orchestra players. This spruce top is especially strong and responsive, with medium-fine… Continue reading New Shen SB 180 3/4 hybrid w/ cover

Used 2018 Shen SB 150 3/4 Hybrid

Used 2018 Shen SB 150 3/4 Hybrid

This lightly used 2018 Shen SB 150 3/4 Hybrid (2018-12-70) has some jazz gig experience and performed admirably there. Solid spruce top, Laminated maple back and sides, Maple neck, Single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece saddle, and replacement ebony Hill style tailpiece, Replacement German maple bridge with added adjusters, 10 mm steel rod… Continue reading Used 2018 Shen SB 150 3/4 Hybrid

Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

This new Shen Left-handed SB 80 (2019-5-56) suffered a broken fingerboard in shipment, so I had Tristan Cole-Falek install a German-source African ebony fingerboard and then perform a complete setup. The bass performs wonderfully and has the solid tone response all of the way down to a low E note that Shen basses are celebrated… Continue reading Shen Left-Handed laminated SB 80 3/4 w/ cover

2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

This left-handed Shen SB 150 3/4 hybrid (2019-1-29) was damaged in shipment to me, breaking the fingerboard. There are a couple of scars on then top where the fingerboard touched down. The fingerboard was replaced with a thicker African ebony fingerboard just in time for a rental situation in Monterey. The voice is quite solid… Continue reading 2019 Shen SB 150 Left-Handed 3/4 hybrid

New Shen SB 200 Willow 3/4 flatback w/ cover

New Shen SB 200 Willow 3/4 flatback w/ cover

The new Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback is a popular and versatile model, an especially good choice for jazz or orchestral playing. Spruce top, Solid Willow back and sides, Maple neck, Brass mid-grade single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, tailpiece saddle,  and replacement ebony tailpiece, German maple bridge with added adjusters, New harmony… Continue reading New Shen SB 200 Willow 3/4 flatback w/ cover

2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate

2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate

This clean used 2013 Shen SB 90 (2013-5-94) blonde finish all-laminate 3/4 model remains in fine shape and is ready for the gigging player or student on a budget. Laminated top with spruce outer ply, Laminated back and sides with spruce outer ply, Maple neck, Special embossed gold plated tuning machines specific to this one… Continue reading 2013 Shen SB 90 blonde all-laminate

New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

This new Shen SB 200 willow 7/8 Gemunder flatback 5 string is a very strong section bass. The will back and sides tend to reinforce the low midrange and bass range. The neck is a comfortable profile and the string length needed to project with the low B stringing is a moderate 42 5/8″ (108.4… Continue reading New Shen SB 200 Flatback 7/8 Gemunder 5 str

New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto

New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto

This new Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto (2018-11-40) is such a special example that it was the featured instrument at the recent Anaheim NAMM show. With setup refinements and upgrading of several parts, this bass has now realized its full potential as a conservatory level performance instrument. The lovely spruce top has fine grain throughout… Continue reading New Shen SB 300 Maple Busetto