SB-80 SHEN Double Bass Standard 3/4 size, beautifully setup in our shop, is our top pick for an under $2000 very good bass.
Price includes Shen soft case, our Pro Setups, adjustable bridge and basic Strings. Upgrade to any strings you want.
Dimensions of the 3/4 Shen are:
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
in comparison the 5/8 Shen measures:
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
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,
Ebony Fingerboard, Nut and Saddle
All laminated construction w/maple veneers
Durable Polyurethane finish
Machine tuners, standard individual machines
41-1/4" String Length
Adjustable Bridge Upgrade from fixed bridge
Soft Case included
This bass is usually in stock in the store ready to be played or 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 and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door.
There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the shipping address in the checkout process.
$259 Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 300 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena Ca.
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 $165, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $200 or more. 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 $99 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.
For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.
SHEN BASS PRICING BY FMI: (+ $259 minimum freight, plus remote and residential freight charges)
(All include fingerboard work for pro setup, low jazz or higher action)
SB80 $1975 all laminate maple veneer top – Polyurethane finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale/string length
SB88 $2165 all laminate maple veneer top - oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale/string length
SB90 $2375 all laminate spruce veneer top – Blonde Polyurethane finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB100 $2575 all laminate, spruce veneer top – brown oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB150 $2825 carved spruce top with Cosmetic Vaneer, laminate maple back and sides – oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale (also comes in 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2)
SB150 $3425 Violin or Gamba outline, carved spruce top, laminate maple back and sides – oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale (also comes in 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2)
SB180 $3995 carved spruce top, laminate arched back and sides – oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB190 $4538 Rogeri Model carved spruce top, laminate flat back and Solid sides – oil finish larger body with 41-1/4” scale
SB200 3/4 $4800 carved spruce top, solid willow flat back and solid sides – oil finish Gemunder body style, high end European bridge and high end strings. 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB200 7/8 Gemunder solid willow ribs and flat back, solid carved spruce top, 42” scale/string length, high end European bridge and high end strings. $5950 ($6750 5 string 7/8 model.)
SB200i 3/4 Rogeri Willow, solid carved Willow arched back and solid willow ribs, solid carved spruce top, 41-1/4” scale/string length, high end European bridge and high end strings. (Added rib depth on this willow back/sides Rogeri for greater volume) $6825 [Flat Back version $6575]
SB300 3/4 Rogeri solid carved Maple back and solid maple sides all moderately flamed, solid carved spruce top, 41-1/4” scale/string length, high end European bridge and high end strings. $7750 (Large bodied 3/4 bass, both this and the identically shaped SB800, the SB300 upgraded to Highly Flamed Maple is the SB800 Model)
SB800 3/4 Rogeri Highly flamed solid carved arched Maple back and solid maple sides, solid carved spruce top, oil finished, 41-1/4” scale/string length, high end European bridge and high end strings. $9250
SB1000 Panormo very large bass body with 3/4 scale/string length of 41-1/4”, fully carved flamed maple back and ribs, solid carved spruce top, oil finished, high end European bridge and high end strings. $12,500
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.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in the violin string family instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Hours: Monday through Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 48 hours in advance
for a Sunday appointment.
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