This new ShenSB 200 Maple carved back 5/8 (2020-8-72) is a fine example of this model that has been especially popular in the last 2-3 years. The body is not much smaller than a small 3/4 instrument, but the string length is a very comfortable 39 1/2″, down from a 3/4 size 41 1/4″. The woods are well chosen, with a maple neck, back and sides, 2-piece spruce top, ebony fittings, and a replacement rosewood tailpiece. The replacement Despiau bridge has been fit with gold anodized adjusters. The endpin is a 10 mm steel rod. Dimensions are: Top length 41 1/2″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 1/4″, Rib depth at tail 8″, Rib depth at upper bout bend 7 1/4″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 39 1/2″. This bass is currently strung with D’Addario Zyex strings and response well to both arco play. A fine instrument or students or smaller adults. With cover.