This new Shen 200 willow 3/4 flatback (2019-11-64) is particularly useful as an orchestral bass, now strung with Flexocore 92 strings. The Spruce top is of medium density, fairly close grain, and has a rich and musical tap tone. The willow back and sides are of medium-dense wood with a very colorful tap tone. The maple neck has been fit with single unit mid-grade brass tuning machines. The nu and fingerboard are ebony. The replacement tailpiece and tailpiece saddle are ebony. The endpin is a New Harmony solid graphite unit. The replacement Despiau bridge has been fit with aluminum adjusters. The dark reddish brown oil varnish looks especially beautiful in sunlight. The strings have been changed to a Pirastro Flexocore 92 set. Dimensions are: Top length 41 3/4″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout 25 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/4″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 7/8″, Rib depth at neck 6″, String length 41 7/8″. This bass produces and arco voice that is strong and colorful. It will get even more rich and responsive with the first few months of play. With cover.