SB-80 SHEN Double Bass Standard 3/4 size, beautifully setup in our shop, is our top pick for an under $1700 very good bass.
This price includes Shen soft case, our Pro Setups, and Helicore or Innovation Strings.
Ebony Fingerboard, Nut and Saddle
Upgraded Ebony Tailpiece
All laminated construction w/maple veneers
Durable Lacquer finish
Machine tuners, standard individual plates
41-1/4" String Length
This bass is usually in stock in the store ready to be played or shipped.
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
$99 shipping to Qualified COmmercial addresses not more than 600 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.
$99 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 600 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 $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. 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 $45 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: (+ $99 minimum freight, plus remote and residential freight charges)
(All include fingerboard work for pro setup, low jazz or higher action)
SB80 $1695 all laminate maple veneer top – lacquer finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale/string length
SB88 $1895 all laminate maple veneer top - oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale/string length
SB90 $1895 all laminate spruce veneer top – Blonde lacquer finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB100 $2250 all laminate, spruce veneer top – brown oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB150 $2625 carved spruce top, laminate maple back and sides – oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB180 $3250 carved spruce top, laminate arched back and sides – oil finish 3/4 bass 41-1/4” scale
SB190 $4200 carved spruce top, laminate flat back and Solid sides – oil finish larger body with 41-1/4” scale
SB200 3/4 $4575 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. $5675 msrp, $4350 FMI price. ($4750 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. $6500 msrp, $4950 FMI price. (Added rib depth on this willow back/sides Rogeri for greater volume)
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. $7700 list, $5800 FMI price. (Large bodied 3/4 bass, both this and the identically shaped SB800)
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 msrp, $7100 FMI price.
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 list, $9500 FMI price.
HOW TO FIND OUR STORE
We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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