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For Sale Shen SB190W 5/8 Hybrid, Like New

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by ashamp, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. ashamp


    Mar 9, 2005
    North Carolina
    I bought this bass last November from the Bass Violin Shop in Greensboro, NC. It has a gorgeous tone and is a gorgeous instrument. It's in perfect condition and comes with an upgraded, padded bag and quiver. This is a great bass for portability or for a smaller person. I realized the viola was a better fit for me. Here is the manufacturer's description:

    Shen SB190 5/8 Hybrid

    The 190 series is an advanced hybrid, with carved spruce top, solid willow ribs and a flat all-maple plywood back. The flat back provides great stability and a tight low punch, while the solid ribs and top provide the tonal character of a fully carved bass.
    Unlike other fractional sized basses, our 5/8 is not an intermediate instrument. It has a full and complex tone, and is very easy to get around on. We are seeing them in the hands of soloists, and gigging players who want a serious bass in a very portable package.
    The shorter string length and slightly smaller neck radius are very easy on the hands.


    Model Name: Shen SB190 5/8
    Model Number: SB190 5/8
    Size: 5/8
    String Length: 39.75"
    Body Length: 42 3/8"
    MSRP: $3,988
    Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
    Top Material: Fully carved spruce
    Back Material: Maple plywood flatback
    Ribs: Fully carved willow
    Purfling: Inlaid
    Varnish: Hand-applied Oil
    Neck: Maple D Neck
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Tuning Machines: Suzhou Individual Machines
    Accessories included
    Endpin: Shen composite plug with 10mm rod, replaceable screw-on tip
    Tailpiece: Ebony Hill style
    - See more at: Shen SB190 5/8 Bass

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  2. hensonbass

    hensonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Still for sale?