Yes, you can put any label in any bass, but if you misrepresent the country of origin in a product sold in the USA, you can find yourself in hot water. Everyone knows that Chinese makers put European-sounding names in instruments. But do they actually say "Germany" when the country of origin is PRC? The instrument looks like a factory instrument of at least sufficient quality to be played. So it's probably a significant-sized organization that manufactured it. (Not some guy in his back yard, in other words.)
Unfortunately you can't judge anything from the prices of this particular store, as they generally mark and quote way over and have to be worked down (except sometimes they underprice things - so their prices are really all over the place). And they are definitely not experienced with double basses.
Last edited by turf3 : 04-01-2013 at 03:41 PM.