Originally Posted by neddyrow
I have not. Pretty close?
It's not far from Cortland by car, and they have a Shen Willow, Shen hybrid (among others) plus several 1900ish European carved basses in stock at reasonable prices.
Definitely visit Gage (I was just there, and the bass sales floor is PACKED with great stuff), and Merchant is a great guy. I heard he has a barely used Shen 180 for sale at a good price.