Originally Posted by sq105
Upton Bass is exclusive NJ dealer of Menzel basses & I copied this from their website for you:
I think you got it backwards. Upton bass in is CT, and their site says "Our exclusive New Jersey dealer of Upton Bass Double Basses:
I've never heard of a Menzel Bass. I'm not in the market for a bass in CA, but for an Upton bass you bought from Menzel violins (in good shape) $850 would be a bargain. The metal tailpiece makes me suspect it's not an Upton, but a Chinese made bass.