The Shen SB 180 3/4 deluxe hybrid models have an especially good sounding spruce top, with a very colorful voice through all ranges. The back and sides are laminate maple. The maple neck has been fit with the midrange bass tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle are ebony. The tailpiece is ebonized white wood. The endpin is the 10 mm adjustable steel rod type. The maple bridge is an upgrade German model, fit with adjusters. The bass is strung with a set of D’Addario Zyex. The red-brown oil varnish finish is very attractive. The dimensions are: Top length 43 1/4″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 26 1/4″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/2″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 41 3/4″. The voice is usually complex and bold, with a lot of presence in an orchestral section or a jazz bandstand. With cover.
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