Shen SB150 Hybrid This hybrid comes in many forms, including violin cornered or gamba outlines, oil or lacquer varnish, and fully carved vs carved with thin protective veneer tops. You can choose your configuration based on your goals with the instrument. For pros and advanced students, the oil varnished fully carved top would fit the bill. If you are a school district that has enjoyed the durability of plywood basses and is looking for an upgrade in tone, a CV top in the gamba outline would give you both. For your shop's rental pool, a CV top and lacquer varnish would hold up for years with minimum reconditioning at the end of each season Details General Model Name:SB150 Hybrid Model Number:SB150, SB150G, SB150L, SB150CV Size:3/4, 1/2, 1/4 String Length:41.25" Body Length:43 3/4" MSRP:SB150 w/ oil varnish: $3,225 SB150 Gamba w/ oil varnish: $3,225 SB150CV: w/ cosmetic veneer top: $2,900 SB150L: w/ lacquer varnish: $3,075 Warranty:1 Year Limited Warranty Body Top Material:Fully carved spruce Back Material:All maple veneer Ribs:All maple veneer Purfling:Inlaid Varnish:Hand-applied oil or lacquer Neck Neck:Maple D Neck Fingerboard:Ebony Tuning Machines:Standard Individual Machines Accessories included Endpin:Shen composite plug with 10mm rod, replaceable screw-on tip Tailpiece:Dyed maple Hill style.