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 ??)

ca. 2009 A&G 3/4 all-solid woods carved back

ca. 2009 A&G 3/4 all-solid woods carved back

This ca. 2009 A&G Music all-solid woods 3/4 bass has lived and active and busy jazz performing life for the last 10 years. It has developed an easy responsive quality that feels like a much more mature instrument. A few small side cracks and finish dings have been attended to. Side dots were added to… Continue reading ca. 2009 A&G 3/4 all-solid woods carved back

New Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback

This new Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback (2019-10-139) is an exceptionally nice orchestral function example of this shop favorite model. The spruce top is especially stiff and complex sounding. The willow back and sides are of medium density and have nice tap tone response. The Maple neck is fitted with the mid-grade brass single… Continue reading New Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback

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

1942 Kay O-100 w/ upgrades

1942 Kay O-100 w/ upgrades

This consignment 1942 Kay O-100 (7935) has had a few performance upgrades, such as an Ebony fingerboard, Adjustable bridge, Flexible tail wire, and a replacement adjustable endpin. The neck remains crack free and in good shape. Side dots have been inlaid in the fingerboard. This bass plays well and has a solid voice with Spirocore… Continue reading 1942 Kay O-100 w/ upgrades