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Michael F. Magee, Luthier, LLC.

337 Crestview Rd.

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

724.794.9996

INSTRUMENT SALES

My shop stocks numerous instruments of all different price ranges. Please call or email for information about purchasing an instrument.

Shen SB200 Willow 3/4 Flatback

The Shen SB200 Willow 3/4 Flatback offers a fully carved bass with great sound fully capable of playing in jazz, solo, or orchestral settings. The Willow wood imbues a darkness to the tonal characteristics of the instrument. The Shen SB200 Willow 3/4 offers ease of playability and distinct clarity of sound. Read more

Details about the Shen Willow Flatback bass: 

  • Size: 3/4

  • String Length: 41.25"

  • Body Length: 43 5/8"

  • Top Material: Fully carved spruce

  • Back Material: Fully carved willow

  • Ribs: Fully carved willow

  • Neck: Maple D Neck

  • Fingerboard: Ebony

A hand-crafted C-extension is a great addition to this bass. View a gallery of C-extensions on Shen basses​. 

Explore photos and video of the Shen Willow below. Contact the shop to purchase or order a new Shen SB200 Willow bass. 

Shen SB150 Hybrid

The Shen SB150 Hybrid bass is a tonal step up from standard plywood double basses. The fully carved spruce top, plywood back and ribs construction offers the best of two worlds: plywood back and ribs for longevity and durability, and a spruce top for darker richer tone, all accented by a fully carved maple neck and scroll topped off with a solid ebony fingerboard. The Shen SB150 Hybrid is truly a wonderful package, available in gamba shape or with violin corners. Read more

The Shen SB150 Hybrid bass is available in 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 sizes.

 

The Shen hybrid bass is also available with figured back and ribs as a model SB180.

Details about the Shen SB150 Hybrid bass: 

  • String Length: 41.25"

  • Body Length: 43 3/4"

  • Top Material: Fully carved spruce

  • Back Material: Maple Veneer

  • Ribs: Maple Veneer

  • Neck: Maple D Neck

  • Fingerboard: Ebony

A hand-crafted C-extension is a great addition to this bass. View a gallery of C-extensions on Shen basses

Explore photos of the Shen SB150 Hybrid below. Contact the shop to purchase or order a new Shen SB150 Hybrid bass. 

Shen Rogeri 3/4

The Rogeri 3/4 line of double basses offers a large bodied instrument for full, rich sound, with a selection of back and side woods to fill the needs of any aspiring bassist or professional. Back and rib wood selection offered are: Maple, Willow, Mahogany, and even a hybrid model. The larger body size moves a considerable amount of air and the sound is big, rich and full, with a great deal of focus. Read more

Details about the Shen Rogeri bass: 

  • Size: 3/4

  • String Length: 41.25"

  • Body Length: 44 5/8"

  • Top Material: Fully carved spruce

  • Back Material: Fully carved maple

  • Ribs: Fully carved maple

  • Neck: Maple D Neck

  • Fingerboard: Ebony

A hand-crafted C-extension is a great addition to this bass. View a gallery of C-extensions on Shen basses​. 

Explore photos of the Shen Rogeri below. Contact the shop to purchase or order a new Shen Rogeri bass. 

 
 
 

Samuel Shen basses are, in my opinion, some of the best quality, factory made instruments available in the US. The Samuel Shen line of double basses offers a wide variety of instruments from student grade plywoods to fully carved, professional calibre instruments made of exceptional quality materials and outstanding craftsmanship. Shen double basses also handle the lower notes of a C-extension extremely well.  Read more

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