This new Shen SB 200 willow 3/4 flatback (2019-10-139) is an exceptionally nice orchestral function example of this shop favorite model. The spruce top is especially stiff and complex sounding. The willow back and sides are of medium density and have nice tap tone response. The Maple neck is fitted with the mid-grade brass single unit tuning machines. The nut, fingerboard, French style tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle are all made of ebony. The Gold anodized New Harmony endpin is of the solid graphite configuration. The replacement German Maple bridge has been fit with gold anodized adjusters. The medium color red-brown oil varnish is especially beautiful in the natural sunlight. The bass is currently strung with Pirastro Flexocore Deluxe orchestra gauge strings. Dimensions are: Top length 43 1/4″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14″, Lower bout width 25 3/4″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/4″, Rib depth at uppercut corner 7 3/4″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/8″, String length 41 3/4″. It would be hard to find a more satisfying orchestral version of this very popular Shen model. With c0ver.