This is a Gamba style body. It was designed by Shen for AES and has different features.
Here is a description
I'll try to give some info without getting "sales-y" about it. On the Shen end of things, here is what seperates it from a Shen SB100 stock bass:
The outline is gamba, not violin cornered, so right off the bat it's a different bass, which we make exclusively for AES.
Varnish (nitro cel lacquer) is a bit darker and low gloss.
The smaller laminate layer inside which is made to echo graduations on a carved bass is a different shape than the stock, per Arnold's specs.
The machines are not ours, I believe he usually uses Rubner plates.
He uses our tailpiece, but his wire.
Arnold's bridge, -v- our stock bridge.
I'm sure that beyond that there is alot to be said about what happens to it when it's in Arnold's shop.
Moderators: If I crossed the line on sales type info, please edit or delete as you see fit.
There is a Suped up Shen thread for more info
Asking 2750 includes stand and bass bag. Buyer pays Shipping fees and I would prefer local pickup here in Pittsburgh.