I've had this bass for many years now, and I've never really known anything about it. I bought it at a school auction (I guess "Save the Music" needs more funding) and used it mainly for classical and jazz. (Tried to do slap bass but that was futile) Anybody ever heard of it, know details about it, or even know the value of it? I'm thinking about auditioning for a scholarship with my school's orchestra and if I do that, I would probably sell this bass and buy something above entry level. I'm going to start going through what I do know: Made by Carl Meisel 3/4 size plywood (i'm assuming) Label says it was made in West Germany It says Stradivarius on the label. (Hand Written) I can get a serial number as well as another number that's hand written inside if you need it.