SHEN SB-88 Upright Acoustic Bass - Hand Oil Finished - Gorgeous Sound and Looks !, A little smaller than Standard 3/4 size, this 5/8 has a 39" string length (compared to 41-1/4" usual 3/4 scale), Still has a big rich double bass voice. Price includes our Pro Setups, adjustable bridge and Helicore or same priced Strings. Upgrade to any strings you want.
Dimensions of the 5/8 Shen are:
19.5 inch wide Upper Bout
25 inch wide Lower Bout
69 inch end to end length- not counting endpin
8 inch rib depth at bottom
in comparison the 3/4 Shen measures:
20 inch wide Upper Bout
26-1/4 inch wide Lower Bout
72 inch end to end length- not counting endpin
8-3/4 inch rib depth at bottom
And the 1/2 Shen measures:
19 inch wide Upper Bout
24 inch wide Lower Bout
66 inch end to end length- not counting endpin
7-3/4 inch rib depth at bottom
In our experienced opinion coming from MANY dozens of bass players playing all the different basses in our shop, THIS Shen SB-88 is the finest sounding laminated bass on the market,
actually being chosen over carved top and all carved basses many times because of the way the rich tone carries and grabs you! A Rich cutting tone with great sustain makes this bass an attention grabber. We have had numerous bassists come to our store looking for a low cost bass to get started playing on only to have this Shen SB-88 inspire them to invest in a NICE bass.
It's the sound and feel that inspires, the gorgeous looks are an added bonus! The FMI world class jazz setup also shows customers how easy playing an upright bass can be, inspiring many to bring another bass in for setups. Our setup also plays a big part in the rich quality sound of the bass, setup is important.
Ebony Fingerboard, Nut and Saddle
Laminated maple back and sides
Laminated maple top
Gorgeous Hand worked Oil finish
39" String Length
FMI Pro Setups
Free upgrade to adjustable bridge
Soft Case Not included, order below
This bass is usually in stock in the store ready to play, or to be shipped.
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
$259 shipping to Qualified Commercial addresses not more than 300 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.
A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial WITH a loading dock. When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the shipping address in the checkout process. Get commercial lower rate if we ship to a freight terminal in your area to be held for pick up there by you. Hold-for-pick-up commercial shipping usually gets the bass to a terminal within 5 to 30 minutes of your place and saves about $85 in shipping cost. Contact us for quote to your nearby freight terminal.
Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $85 and $185, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $200 or more now days. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.
The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $259 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
Shipping to a residential address is $65 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE: Turn down our driveway between the Retirement Center and 789 East Washington Blvd signage. Plenty of our own off-street parking. (Follow the signs that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Our physical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104. Ph: 626-794-7554
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