Anyone here play Pavel basses?
I found out that I live less than half an hour from Pavel de la Fuente, a luthier most famous for his basses. I'm thinking about going to check it out, but I wanted to know if anyone here owned one or had some experience with one.
On a related note, is it bad manners to go try out an instrument built by a local luthier if you have no intention of buying? I mean, it would be nice to get a completely custom bass, but I don't anticipate having three or four grand to put towards a bass any time soon.