• Shen 190 5/8 top
  • Shen 190 5/8 back
  • Shen 190 5/8 side
  • Shen 190 5/8 scroll

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"
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
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