This new Samuel Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 carved back (2022-11-66) is a lush-voiced orchestral instrument that has a rich tone quality and good projection in a section setting. The fine-grained spruce top exhibits rich taps tones. The willow back plate and ribs have rich midrange tap tones. The replacement Despiau two tree maple bridge has been fit with adjusters. The endpin is the adjustable 10 mm steel rod type. The mid-grade single unit brass tuning machines turn freely and precisely. The dark red oil varnish is especially beautiful in the morning sunlight. The complex-voiced Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe strings are an excellent compliment to the darker tones provided by the willow ribs and carved back and. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, 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 5/8″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 1/4″, String length 41 3/4″. This bass is a very effective high student level or performance bass in an orchestral setting. With padded cover.