New Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback



This new Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback (2023-8-64) is a very nice example, with medium-fine grain and a medium stiffness spruce top that has rich and colorful tap tones. The willow back plate and ribs are of medium density with deep tap tones. The maple beck is fit with mid-grade brass single unti tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, Hill style tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle are made of ebony. The Despiau bridge has been fit with adjusters. The adjustable endpin is the 10 mm steel rod type. The lovely red-brown oil varnish finish shows the grain features of the woods in a beautiful way. The current stringing is Pirastro Passione, for a warm and colorful arco voice. Dimensions are: Top length 43″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/2″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 3/4″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 1/8″, String length 41 3/8″.  This bass is another fine example of this dependably versatile model from Shen. Right now it has a very nice arco voice. With cover.