New Shen SB 88 oil varnish



This new Shen SB 88 all-laminate 3/4 size (2021-1-41) has an oil varnish finish, which makes the instrument more acoustically transparent. The top, back, and sides are laminated maple. The maple neck is fit with single unit tuning machines that turn very smoothly. The nut, fingerboard, and tailpiece saddle are ebony. The tailpiece is ebonized white wood. The replacement bridge is a Despiau 1 tree that has been equipped with adjusters. The adjustable endpin is the 10 mm steel rod type. The oil varnish finish is lighter colored than usual, revealing the beauty of the woods. The strings are D’Addario Helicore hybrid. Dimensions are: Top length 42 5/8″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 26 1/4″, Rib depth at tail 8 1/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner 7 5/8″, Rib depth at neck 6 1/8″, String length 41 3/4″. The bass has a rich-toned response to fingers or bow and plays easily. With cover.