This new Shen 3/4 Willow carved back (2018-8-57) was a featured instrument at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. This model is a secret weapon in the line in that it has a large low-end voice by virtue of the willow back and sides, and a complex midrange from the standard 3/4 size. This particular bass has a lovely fine even grain Spruce top, Willow back and sides, Maple neck, Intermediate grade brass single unit tuning machines, Ebony nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle, Replacement ebony German style tailpiece, Replacement German Maple bridge with added adjusters, Replacement New Harmony solid carbon graphite endpin, Flexocore Deluxe strings, Arco setup, and a richly red-brown colored oil varnish finish. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 42 7/8″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Depth at tail 8 7/8″, Depth at upper but bend 8 1/8″, Depth at neck 7″, String length 41 1/2″. This particular bass is an excellent student arco bass that is richly colorful in all ranges and is quite easy to play. I will be featuring more of this model going forward. With cover.