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 grain across the entire width. Mildly flame figured maple laminate back and sides, Maple neck, Mid-grade brass single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Ebonized Hill style tailpiece, 10 mm steel rod endpin, Despiau bridge with added adjusters, Amber-orange oil varnish finish, Evah Pirazzi orchestra gauge strings.
Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/4″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/8″, String length 41 1/2″.
This instrument is a fine student orchestral grade bass with a bold voice. With cover.