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Shen model 150
carved spruce top


Shen's basic hybrid bass, with a carved spruce top and maple back and sides. The model used for these is Shen's original solo model. the string length is 41'5" with a well proportioned and sized "d" neck. This bass is popular as a "step up" bass for advancing students who need a durable affordable instrument that works for both orchestral and jazz music, a do everything bass.

We do all our set up work here in our shop, spending  about 4.5 hours to adjust the fingerboard, make our own bridge from a French made bridge blank,  install high quality height adjusters, regulate the string heights at the nut and bridge, make a well fit soundpost, properly install the end pin and more.The string length is 41 -1/2"" with a comfortable and well proportioned "d" neck. The bass pictured has Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings,

for no extra charge you can get whatever strings you prefer. 

The bass pictured is the 150 with "violin" corners, but it is available in "viol" shape as well for the same price.  This bass comes in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 (pictured) sizes. 

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