This 2015 Shen SB 80 (2015-4-17) comes from a student that had used it for both jazz and orchestral play for the last 6 years. With setup refinements and a new set of strings, it plays easily. The voice is very even in response. Laminated maple top, back, and sides. The maple neck has been fit with single unit tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle are made from ebony. The tailpiece is made from ebonized white wood. The replacement adjustable endpin is the 10 mm steel rod type. The maple bridge has been fit with aluminum adjusters. The dark red lacquer finish is durably protective. The new strings are D’Addario Helicore Hybrid. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 26 1/8″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, Rib depth at neck joint 6″, String length 41 1/4″. This bass is ready for solid service for a student or gigging bass player.