This is a Framus bass from the 50's from what I can tell. I had a professional antique restoration expert refinish the bass when I got it. It was set up and has been maintained by the Double Bass Workshop. It's a 3ply laminate body. The fingerboard is a nice piece of Macassar ebony, the tailpiece is not original but it's also Macassar ebony. It has a cutaway on one side which is pretty unique. The white binding you see is original material and not painted on. The bridge was made new for this bass and has adjusters that work perfectly. The endpin is also modern. I have 2 stands that I can include and I can string it with steel strings or leave the current innovation imitation gut strings on it. It is a real eye catching bass-people used to take pictures of it and it made it on to some CD cover art as well. The bag I have is an older Mooradian-it still works. Looking for $1599 ::::::::;:SOLD:;:::::::: pickup only. I can drive to meet a buyer. If you want to check it out or have questions please get in touch!