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Golihur Estle Louis vs. Shen SB80

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by DZIB, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. DZIB


    Jun 20, 2006
    I am looking to take the plunge into a DB and have narrowed my search down to either the Golihur Estle Louis or the Shen SB80. The both seem like decent basses for the price and I'm leaning toward the Golihur based on Bob's reputation. I can get the Shen for $2K including tax, setup, Gage pickup and cheap case , while I can get the Golihur for just under 2K with a better bag and a stand. My only concern is the setup. The Shen includes lifetime setup from Ron Sachs here in Atlanta, while I would be on my own with the Golihur as he is in NJ.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    This needs to be moved to the Bass thread, but I would go locally. Nothing against Bob, just good to have a local relationship with a bass shop/luthier.
  3. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    Go local first to a professional bass shop. "Local" means within a half day's drive.
  4. millertx


    Dec 18, 2006
    Flower Mound, TX
  5. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
  6. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Local. I've been looking at getting a DB and it's an eye opener. Like the term local.

    Every one by me is 5 minutes from a capable EB tech. Strings etc the same.

    I'm still thinking about it.

  7. +1

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