New Shen SB 80 3/4



This new Shen SB 80 all-laminated 3/4 bass (2021-9-5) is a fine example of this very popular student model. The top is laminated spruce, the back and sides are laminated maple. The maple neck has been fit with individual tuning machines that turn very easily. The nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle are ebony. The replacement maple Despiau bridge has been fit with adjusters. The tailpiece is ebonized white wood. The adjustable endpin is the 10 mm steel rod type. The finish is a dark wine-red lacquer. The strings are D’Addario Helicore Hybrid for versatile performance. Dimensions are: Top length 42 3/4″, Upper bout width 19 3/4″, Middle bout width 14 1/4″, Lower bout width 25 3/8″, Rib depth at tail 8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 1/2″, Rib depth at neck joint 6 1/8″, String length 41 1/2″. The voice has good midrange clarity and a solid bass on the low end. With padded cover.