This is an amazing sounding instrument, big warm sound, powerful lows that project very well. I have used it while subbing with the Oregon Symphony and it is a very welcome addition to the section. This bass was recommended to me by a luthier that works at the David Gage shop who knew the bass, he said it was a very healthy instrument with great wood and excellent workmanship. You must pick the bass up youself, I will not ship. $25,500 You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , I will be happy to email you some pictures.