I've had this bass for about 17 years. It was the bass I learned on, and I think now is the time to pass it along.
The fingerboard and bridge were replaced about 10 years ago. The work was done by Robert Riccardi Sr, who did a great job (as he always did).
The label inside says "Rodina" "Roderich Schuster" and under that, on another tag, it says "made in Western Germany". There have been a few at auction and they date it to the 1950's.
As you can see in the pics, there are quit a few chips on the edges. It looks to me like the purfling is inlaid, and has prevented the top from chipping too. There are also some wear marks on the sides, and some scratches on the back. Also, see the next to last pic where there are little surface cracks on the top veneer. Or maybe they are cracks in the finish. Either way, they do not affect the strength of the top at all. Over the past 17 years it has been well cared for and upgraded to be a very solid instrument.
I am listing this for sale for $1200. I will include a brand new set of Spirocore strings and a very very thin, but well made Mooradian bag. You are welcome to have it checked over by your luthier of choice.
Here are some pics: