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For Sale 7/8 Shen SB200 MAPLE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Nwabass, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Price:
    $4800
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Arkansas
    I'm selling my 7/8 size Samuel Shen SB200 MAPLE. It's a fully carved flatback. Includes used mooradian gig bag, and I can throw in a fiberglass French bow if you need it.

    The bass was built in 2004 and I purchased in early 2005. I'm the original owner. I'm looking to upgrade.
    It has the normal belt scratches and slightly worn sides of a bass that's been used. Small chip on upper bout. - see pics.

    It has been used in numerous regional orchestras.

    The bass is in Northwest Arkansas. About 2 hours from Tulsa, 3.5 from Oklahoma City, 3.5 from Kansas City. This is a great intermediate bass.

    String length - 41 3/4", body length is 45 3/4"

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2023
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  2. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    this is a great deal folks.

    I have a very similar bass. I would say for folks who are not too large, I'm 5' 8" and have absolutely no problem playing mine. Smaller basses don't carry the same authority that this type of bass does in the low register!

    GLWTS, this is dirt cheap for what is secretly a rather high-grade instrument.
     
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  3. birgebass

    birgebass

    Nov 7, 2011
    Arkansas
    Hey, if this is still available, are you interested in any trades?
     
  4. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    pm sent
     
  5. almal

    almal

    Aug 28, 2006
    Kansas City
    If you’re ever in Kansas City, I’d like to try it
     
  6. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Good to know. I’ll be heading that way once I get some down time. Maybe around Thanksgiving. Will be in touch.
     
  7. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Bump
     
  8. Is this a Gemunder? The Shen Gemunder is a 7/8 flat back. It was made with maple sides and back, now willow. I don’t know whether Shen made it back in 2004.
     
  9. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    I just looked the Gemunder up online. It seems to fit the description. I never knew the model was anything other than ‘SB200’. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. I own one but with the willow sides and back instead of maple. That's what got my interest. The maple seems to be more highly regarded from the comments I've seen posted elsewhere. Nice bass!
     
  11. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Bump

     
  12. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    Bump
     
  13. Nwabass

    Nwabass Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Northwest Arkansas
    bump